Physicians CareConnection Honors their Dedicated Volunteers
On a warm night at the Franklin Park Conservatory, volunteers and employees of the Physicians CareConnection (PCC) free medical and dental clinics gathered for a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This event, held on Thursday April 11, 2019, is to honor and publicly recognize all the hard work clinic volunteers and sponsors and highlight those that went above and beyond.
Beginning at 6 p.m., guests enjoyed tasty hors d’oeuvres and dinner while enjoying the opportunity to relax and get to know each other better outside of the clinic environment. Attendees were also serenaded by Columbus Medical Association CEO, Dr. Robert Falcone and his band, Bruise Brothers. Attendees also had the option of experiencing the butterfly exhibit, as well as the bonsai garden on the terrace.
After everyone had their fill, the presentation of awards began. The emcee for the night was the PCC’s immediate past board president Dr. Mrunal Shah. The PCC recognized their volunteer healthcare providers and community volunteers, as well as the community partners and supporters that make the free clinic what it is. Shah made sure to share some personal stories from each of the honorees that provided some insight as to why they chose to volunteer their time with the PCC. “Giving back is not just the status quo, but a matter of the heart. This dinner is on way to thank them and recognize the time and dedication does not go unnoticed.” Mary Mutegi, Program Coordinator for PCC, said.
As the night came to a close everyone hugged and thanked each other one last time with the knowledge they’d see each other in four days, at the clinic, with renewed resolve to help those who need it most.
Check out some more photos from the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on our Flickr.