Heart and Soul Free Clinic Executive Director Lisa Kreag understands how hard the coronavirus pandemic has been on patients.
“We see patients that are uninsured and underinsured and we provide free medical, free dental and free mental health care,” Kreag said.
Kreag said many patients are essential workers, such as landscapers and grocery store employees.
“They might have access to medical insurance but they’ve been out there working during this pandemic,” she said.
Fundraising is essential as well. The Heart and Soul Free Clinic “Mask”-a-rade Gala will be held as a virtual event at 7 p.m. Nov. 7. The Westfield clinic serves central Indiana, with the majority of patients coming from Hamilton County. The clinic has a mobile unit.
Cost is $100 for the gala, which includes a mask with a Heart and Soul logo, a mini-champagne bottle, a sweet treat and a link to watch the event.
“Restaurants and businesses in the area are offering discounts to individuals who come in the month of November wearing that mask,” Kreag said.
The list of mask partners, mostly in Westfield, will be included with the link.
Kreag said the event will include discussions of Heart and Soul’s mission and awards will be given to two volunteers.
“We have some amazing volunteers, board members and staff that work hard to make this place take care of the health of our community,” Kreag said.
The winners of the four different raffles will be revealed as well.
Raffle prizes include bourbon, a golf certificate for a foursome for a round at each of three Hamilton County course (Chatham Hills, Bridgewater and Pebble Brook), a night in downtown Indianapolis and a picnic.
The downtown Indianapolis raffle includes a St. Elmo Steak House gift card and a night at the Conrad Hilton.
Raffle buyers can choose which raffle prize they prefer to be entered. Raffle tickets are $75.
The clinic, 17338 Westfield Park Road, Suite 1, was founded in 2009 by Sandy Kirsch.
For more on the gala and raffle tickets, visit heartandsoulclinic.org.