Spring Break 2009, Serotonin Surge Charities' fifth annual food and wine fundraiser for safety net medical clinics in the greater Sacramento region was held at the CSUS Alumni Center on April 24. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers, the event raised $285,000 for 18 medical clinics with more than 125,000 patient visits per year.
Special honoree for the evening was Yolo County Supervisor and former Chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Health Helen Thomson. Thomson was introduced by UC Davis family practice residency alumnus Joan Smith-Maclean, and lauded for her steadfast advocacy for quality health care for all, including the medically uninsured.
Corporate sponsors for Spring Break 2009 included UC Davis Health System, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Epic, Mercy, Kaneski Associates, New York Life and Teichert. Media sponsorships included Sacramento Magazine, Ellis & Ellis Signs, Sacramento & Company/News10, Bashore Design, SmallBizWebsites.net and Glenda Fox Photography.
Guests were treated to an outstanding collection of fine foods and wines donated by Chocolate Fountains Delite, Crisp Catering, Dianda's Italian Bakery & Café, Hawks, Joan Leineke Catering, Magpie Caterers, Marriott's Midtown Courtyard, Mason's, Mikuni, Mulvaney's, Tapa the World, Tre, Arger-Martucci, Astoria Wine Group, Fiddlehead Cellars, Heringer Wines, Mevany Wines, Michael- David, Pedroncelli, Seavey Vineyard, Senders Wines, Silver Oak Cellars, Spoto Winery, Spoto Wines, Whitehall Lane and Yorba Winery. Attendees also enjoyed a video by local filmmaker Jared Martin, documenting the story of Serotonin Surge Charities surpassing the $1 million cumulative fundraising milestone.
For more information on Spring Break 2009, visit www.serotoninsurge.org. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to make Spring Break 2010 even more successful because the challenges for the medically uninsured are only getting harder. For corporate sponsorship and donation opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org