We Care of IR Announces Date for 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

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Vero Beach, FL – The We Care Foundation of Indian River is pleased to announce the date of its second annual Mardi Gras Celebration, which will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The Moorings in Vero Beach.  The community is invited to dance, dine, socialize and – most importantly – support the We Care program celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016 and the program’s dedicated volunteer physicians.

“We’re in our second year with this fundraiser,” said Sarah Mondano, co-chair of the Mardi Gras Celebration along with Eileen O’Donnell, “and it just keeps getting better. The committee has some great ideas that we are working on to make sure the evening is fun while raising money for a great cause and honoring the volunteer physicians who make the We Care program possible.”

Founded in 1991 as a cooperative venture between the Indian River County Medical Society, the IRC Health Department, and the IRC Hospital District, the We Care program coordinates free physician services for uninsured indigent patients in Indian River County.  More than 130 volunteer physicians and other medical professionals donate care to as many as 3,000 qualified Indian River County residents each year.  These donated services are valued at over $1 million annually.

The Mardi Gras Celebration is the We Care Foundation of Indian River’s signature fundraising event.  Proceeds return directly to the Indian River County community to help meet We Care program and We Care Clinic non-physician ancillary medical or medically related needs for We Care patients.  Examples include after-care wound dressing, cataract lenses, emergency prescription assistance, and transportation for medical appointments.

“This year’s Mardi Gras Celebration is going to be spectacular,” said O’Donnell.  “It’s something that you won’t want to miss!”

For more information about the Mardi Gras Celebration, the We Care program, or the We Care Clinic, visit www.wecareofirc.org or call (772) 562-0123.

About The We Care Foundation of Indian River

The We Care Foundation of Indian River is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises funds to help meet non-physician ancillary medical or medically related needs for We Care patients.  Examples include after-care wound dressing, cataract lenses, emergency prescription assistance, and transportation for medical appointments.  Your donation to the We Care Foundation also supports the We Care Clinic in the Gifford Health Center, Vero Beach.  For more information, visit www.wecareofirc.org or call (772) 562-0123.

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