The “I HEART WFHC” Champagne and Dessert Dance Party Fundraiser will take place Feb. 21 from 7 to 11 p.m., at Bergamot Station’s TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica. Tickets are $50 each and sponsorships start at $100. All proceeds will benefit Westside Family Health Center (WFHC), a nonprofit community health center that has been an integral part of the community for 41 years. WFHC serves low-income men, women, children, and the uninsured population who live, work or attend school in and around Santa Monica, both at their clinic site, founded in 1974, and on their mobile medical unit, which was launched in 2011.

The event has been generously sponsored by individuals, businesses, partners, and vendors. For a current list of all sponsors, visit www.wfhcenter.org and click on more under “I HEART WFHC.” The event will also feature a prize drawing. Prizes include a Saint Laurent clutch, a Chloe “Ashley” tote, a sculpture by Joan Wynn, a painting by Joan Ransohoff and more. Drawing tickets start at $6 each and are available for pre-purchase, but winners must be present to win. Please contact Molly Maher at mmaher@wfchenter.org or (310) 450-4773, ext. 253 for more information about “I HEART WFHC.” Sponsorships and tickets are available online at weblink.donorperfect.com/FebruaryFundraiser.

WFHC has five core programs: Family Practice, Prenatal, Pediatrics, Reproductive Health Services and Community Outreach and Education. Our services include, but are not limited to: birth control; pap smears; mammograms; pregnancy testing; prenatal care; childbirth classes; mother-child support groups; sick-child exams; well-child checkups; school physical exams; adult physical exams; vision screening; male health services; nutrition counseling; immunizations; chronic condition screening, treatment and management; anonymous, confidential traditional and rapid HIV testing and counseling; and pediatric and family literacy. WFHC also provides community outreach and education about multiple health care topics, including the Affordable Care Act and how to enroll through Covered California.

Going forward, WFHC hopes to continue to build healthier communities. Future aspirations include owning new clinic space and adding programs in mental health, dental and vision care. Community tours of the clinic can be scheduled by contacting Celia Bernstein, Director of Development, at cbernstein@wfhcenter.org or (310) 450-4773, ext. 254. To learn more about WFHC, visit www.wfhcenter.org.

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