''Call to Hope'' Breakfast to Serve Uninsured Patients
Contact: Martha Mannarino, Shepherd’s Hope
Martha@ShepherdsHope.org | (407) 876-6699x228
‘Call to Hope’ Breakfast to Serve Uninsured Patients
Shepherd’s Hope Holding Inspirational Fundraiser to Support Free Medical Services
Orlando, Fla. (March 8, 2017) - More than 450 philanthropic-minded business professionals and passionate community members will come together on Thursday, April 13th at the Sebastian K Ballroom at Rosen Shingle Creek for the Call to Hope Breakfast, an annual fundraiser hosted by Shepherd’s Hope, a faith-based nonprofit celebrating 20 years of providing free medical services to the uninsured and underinsured through five local health clinics operated by volunteer medical and lay personnel.
During the inspirational breakfast, attendees will hear directly from patients that represent the 1-in-4 Central Floridians who remain uninsured, contributing to the estimated 850,000 Floridians who linger in a gray area known as the “coverage gap” -- those earning too much to qualify for some programs, but not enough to afford insurance products offered on the Healthcare.gov exchange, even with federal subsidies, because of costly out-of-reach deductibles and co-payments. Such residents struggle to afford basic housing/food needs and, therefore because of financial obligations, often forgo or delay medical care.
The need for healthcare services to the uninsured that Shepherd’s Hope provides is even greater today than it was when the organization served its first patient in 1997. With more than estimated 448,226 men, women and children in Central Florida who are without insurance, Shepherd’s Hope remains committed to bridging the “coverage gap” to high quality healthcare while mitigating the tremendous financial implications to the community and other healthcare providers.
The Call to Hope Breakfast is supported, in part, by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Enterprise Holdings Foundation and Rosen Shingle Creek.
To attend the Call to Hope Breakfast, please RSVP by emailing Development@ShepherdsHope.org or www.ShepherdsHope.org/CallToHopeRSVP. To contribute to the mission of Shepherd’s Hope, visit ShepherdsHope.org or call (407) 876-6699 Ext. 230.