Westside Family Health Center held its inaugural champagne and dessert dance party fundraiser, “I HEART WFHC,” on Feb. 21 at the TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station.

During this event, 120 guests enjoyed food, drink, dancing, art, and a prize drawing all while supporting WFHC. Attendees included supporters, vendors, patients, sponsors, WFHC Board and team members and community partners.

“We thought the event was just about perfect,” said WFHC Board Member, Stephanie Negriff, “It was a great venue — perfect size — and well-attended.”

Proceeds from the event will go toward providing high quality, patient-centered care and education to WFHC’s 9,734 patients, who rely on WFHC for their primary medical needs as well as specialty care referrals and health education.

At the event, Debra A. Farmer, WFHC’s President/Chief Executive Officer, explained why it is so important that WFHC have fundraisers to help secure support from our community.

“We help the most vulnerable populations — uninsured, low income or disenfranchised,” she said. “Without us, people have nowhere to go.”

Future aspirations include owning new clinic space and adding programs in mental health, dental and vision care so that WFHC can help more vulnerable populations.

Community tours of WFHC, located at 1711 Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica, can be scheduled by contacting Celia Bernstein, Director of Development, at cbernstein@wfhcenter.org or (310) 450-4773, ext. 254. If you would like to make an appointment to be seen at WFHC, please call (310) 450-2191 or visit www.wfhcenter.org for more information.

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