This past May, over 400 ICHS supporters packed the Seattle Marriott Waterfront ballroom to help raise money for vital health services for the neediest members of our community. The 2014 Bloom Gala was the largest-ever event in ICHS history, bringing in over $205,000 to help pay for health care for uninsured and underinsured patients at ICHS’s clinics.
“It was heartening to see the generosity of our supporters at the Bloom Gala, especially at a time when so many of them have already pledged a significant donation towards our Capital Campaign,” said ICHS Foundation Director Ron Chew.
The 2014 Bloom Gala highlighted the opening of ICHS’s two new medical-dental clinics in Bellevue and Shoreline and the launch of its Mobile Dental Clinic. The Bellevue location opened in May 2014 and construction of the Shoreline clinic will be completed by August 2014. The opening of these new facilities will transform ICHS into a regional provider of affordable and in-language health care, with the ability to bring its successful blueprint for care to the region’s growing Asian Pacific Islander and immigrant communities.
“These are exciting times for ICHS. We are at special juncture in our history as we begin to establish a physical presence in new neighborhoods and create new partnerships. We are grateful for the continued support of our generous partners and excited to see what the future will bring for ICHS.”