Friday, June 28, 2013

Blues with a feeling…and a cause in St. Augustine FL Sept 7, 2013

The Good Samaritan Wildflower Clinic announces the first annual Blues, Brews and Bar-B-Q fundraising event will be held at the St. Augustine Boating Club on September 7th, 2013 from 4pm – 9pm. The event will feature live music by JW Gilmore and The Blues Authority and bar-b-q provided by Gypsy Cab Co.

“The clinic provides such a valuable service to the community but not everyone is familiar with the mission of the organization” explained event sponsor and organizer Robin Cooper. “I wanted to create an event that brings together great food and great music to shine a light on our mission and to help the clinic raise much needed funds. While some parts of the economy are slowly turning around, the working uninsured are still having a lot of trouble getting basic medical care, and that’s where we can help.”

The Good Samaritan Wildflower clinic, located at 268 Herbert St. in St. Augustine, provides free medical and dental services to those who are medically uninsured and unable to afford healthcare. The clinic provides a primary care clinic, a women’s’ health clinic, a dental clinic, vision services, and other medical services free of charge to eligible residents of St. Johns County. “These benefit events are the lifeblood of the clinic and without them, we couldn’t operate” said Trevor Crovitz, Clinic Director for the Wildflower Clinic. “While the majority of the clinic staff are volunteers - doctors, dentists, nurses, EMTs and hygienists - who donate their time and skills, we still have to pay for our supplies and equipment. That’s why this kind of benefit event is so important to us.”

Admission to the event is by reservation only and reservations are limited. Reservations are $35 for adults, $15 for accompanied children 12 and under and accompanied children six and under will be admitted free. The reservations are tax deductible as a charitable donation. A bar-b-q dinner with ribs and chicken, corn on the cob, beans, cole slaw, and soft drinks are included with the reservation donation, and a variety of beer will be available as well. To purchase reservations, visit the Good Samaritan Wildflower Clinic website,, or call 904-829-1962.

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