Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) will host a Summer Dance Party on Thursday, August 16 from 6 – 10 p.m. Taking place at the Moose Lodge at 1600 Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica, the event is in celebration of National Health Center Week. Dancing is fun, healthy and guests will enjoy the music—all the while supporting WFHC, a community health center in Santa Monica.

WFHC’s Summer Dance Party will feature DJ Mike Damn playing your favorite songs and many others to get folks on their feet and having a good time with all proceeds to support health care for the underserved. Food and drinks may be purchased separately and special door prizes will be part of the event. Admission tickets are a minimum donation of only $25.

National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years because health centers provide “affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people” according to the National Association of Community Health Centers. “Many people don’t realize that we still have people who are uninsured or who have insurance, but can’t afford to use it,” said Debra A. Farmer, President/Chief Executive Officer of WFHC. “Without community health centers, our uninsured, low-income and underinsured community members would have nowhere to go for primary health care and health education,” she continued.

The Summer Dance Party is all about community. Please bring your friends and colleagues and join WFHC on August 16 and celebrate the outstanding work of your local community health center. To RSVP, please email Celia Bernstein at cbernstein@wfhcenter.org.

Westside Family Health Center, founded in 1974, is a non-profit community health center providing a wide range of low-cost health care services. WFHC serves more than 12,000 low-income and uninsured women, men and children, regardless of one’s ability to pay. To learn more about WFHC, please visit www.wfhcenter.org.

Submitted by Celia Bernstein, Director of Development Westside Family Health Center