Live auction and wine tasting event will benefit UC Davis School of Medicine's community clinics
Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit at the UC Davis School of Medicine, set for Saturday, Jan. 12, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Education Building on the UC Davis Sacramento campus, 4610 X Street.
The theme for this year's event is the "The Kentucky Derby," and attendees are encouraged to wear attire related to the annual horse race. As in years past, the event will feature a silent auction and a live auction, food and wine from local businesses, and live music. Sponsors of the event are SAFE Credit Union and Downtown Grid, an online, central hub for local businesses and cultural resources of the city of Sacramento.
Proceeds from the Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit are used to support community health clinics operated by UC Davis medical students. For more than 35 years, UC Davis students have volunteered hundreds of hours a year in clinics in Sacramento's inner-city neighborhoods, delivering free, culturally sensitive health-care services for uninsured, low-income and other underserved populations. Such clinics offer many patients their only access to health care.
These clinics train students in delivering primary care services while simultaneously improving access to care in underserved communities. The programs have been recognized nationally as model partnerships between an academic medical center and the community.
The clinics are seeking donations of items for both a silent or live auction. Those who have products, services or other items that can be auctioned may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In advance, tickets are $55 for general admission, $45 for medical residents and $30 for students. At the door, ticket prices will cost $5 more.