Signature Fall Jazz Concert Raises $25,000 for HealthCare Connection’s Diabetes Initiative
The HealthCare Connection’s Fifth Annual Signature Fall Jazz Concert was a resounding success, raising $25,000 for The Health- Care Connection’s Diabetes Initiative. Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum delighted the crowd of more than 1,500 at the Aronoff with an evening of smooth jazz, preceded by opening act Monk River Latin Jazz and a VIP reception featuring food donated by local restaurants and caterers. John Lomax of WKRC-TV served as master of ceremonies for the event.
The HealthCare Connection’s Signature Fall Jazz Concert is dedicated to providing support for services to diabetic patients. The Diabetes Initiative involves offering new services, supplies and enhanced, specialized care to aid with earlier detection and increased selfmanagement of the disease. Diabetes affects 18.2 million Americans or about 8 percent of the population. Hispanics and African Americans are almost twice as likely to develop the disease as other ethnic groups, with these two groups making up 63 percent of the patient population of The Health- Care Connection.
Sponsors for the event include Jazz Greats: The Art Institute of Ohio Cincinnati (The International Culinary Schools), Cincinnati Chil dren’s Hospital Medical Center and Cintas Corporation. Jazz Partners were: The Pepper Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carole and Ed Rigaud, Hospice and TriHealth, University Hospital and Ethicon Endo-Surgery.
The HealthCare Connection thanks sponsors and concert goers for their support of this important initiative. THCC also extends thanks to the very special Hosts and Hostesses as well as to the concert committee members, who volunteer many hours each year to ensure the Jazz Concert’s success.
The HealthCare Connec tion provides primary care services to underserved populations in Northern Hamilton County neighborhoods, including Lincoln Heights, Mt. Healthy and Forest Park, and at four behavioral health co-locations in College Hill, Corryville, Walnut Hills and Western Hills. It is Ohio’s oldest federally qualified health center and will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2012.
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