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Rapha Clinic of West Georgia’s 6th Annual ‘Sound of Medicine’ 

Hosting Weekly Virtual Performances & Silent Auction

Plans for Patient Care include Telehealth and Pre-Scheduled Clinic Visits for Existing Patients

 

TEMPLE, Ga. (April 15, 2020) – The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia, a local non-profit, faith-based charity, has rescheduled its annual fundraiser to protect the health of performers and attendees due to COVID-19. The 6th Annual Sound of Medicine concert and fundraiser has been postponed until late summer or early fall; however, the organization has launched online performances through live and/or video-based performances. ‘Musical Mondays’ features performances on social media from local healthcare providers and their talented family members. In addition, the Silent Auction is online and shared on social media with plenty of exceptional items donated by members of the West Georgia community.  (Facebook-The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia; Twitter-@RaphaClinicsWGA)

 

Created by Medical Director and Chairman of the Board Dr. Amy Eubanks, the annual Sound of Medicine concert, and now the Virtual performances building up to the concert called ‘Musical Mondays’ is an opportunity to enjoy wonderful and inspiring music, as well as raise much-needed funds that allow Rapha Clinic to continue its mission of providing healthcare in West Georgia. Since opening in 2010, the clinic has been providing free medical and dental care to uninsured adults who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. 

 

“The Sound of Medicine event is our signature annual event to raise funds for neighbors in need of healthcare,” said Joseph Cox, Executive Director of Rapha Clinic of West Georgia. “We are looking to expand our care this year to add 100 new patients. This addition will add approximately $50,000 in costs. We pray the community will help us reach this goal over these weeks leading up to the Sound of Medicine by enjoying our interim fundraisers.” 

 

“We hope the community will continue supporting our health services and ministry through the fundraising efforts on our Musical Mondays, as well as the Sound of Medicine Silent Auction,” said Eubanks. “The financial support ensures that even during the current crisis, Rapha Clinic can continue providing necessary care for our neighbors who do not have health insurance.”

 

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, and in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus among patients and staff, Rapha Clinic is currently having to limit new patient screenings. The team at RAPHA is now offering telehealth visits and can arrange for pre-scheduled clinic visits, where necessary. The providers at RAPHA Clinic can schedule drive-in COVID-19 testing at Tanner for qualifying patients. Again, all appointments must be pre-scheduled.

 

Donations may be made in any amount at www.raphaclinic.org/donate. Event sponsorships are also available ranging from $150 to $5,000 and include a variety of benefits. To make a donation or for more information, please call 770-562-4501 or visit www.raphaclinic.org. In addition, the organization offers a year-long sponsorship program celebrating sponsors during all annual fundraising events.  

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About Rapha Clinic of West Georgia

The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia is a faith-based, non-profit, charitable ministry serving uninsured adults in West Georgia (Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding counties) since 2010. Volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as grant-supported nurse practitioners, provide high quality medical and dental care to those most in need. In addition to the best healthcare, Rapha patients receive spiritual support and guidance without forcing beliefs. It is through caring for the physical illness that Rapha has an opportunity to be a witness for Christ. The unconditional love and superior care provided by Rapha empowers patients to break the cycle of poor health and habits and improve their quality of life.

 

 

Rapha Clinic of West Georgia Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Anniversary Events-Sixth Annual Sound of Medicine and Free vision clinic

 

Haralson/Heard/Paulding/Carroll/West Douglas (Feb. 6, 2020) - The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia is proud to mark its 10th anniversary with two major events, The Sixth Annual Sound of Medicine concert and fundraiser (March 19) and a Lighthouse vision clinic for qualifying patients (February 20). 

 

Since opening in 2010, Rapha Clinic is faith-based and has been providing free medical care to uninsured adults who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. From its beginning in Temple, Rapha began offering basic medical services during evening clinics that are staffed by volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners as well as grant-supported nurse practitioners. The medical director is Amy Eubanks, MD of Primary Care of Bremen. In November 2012, Rapha also began providing dental care to the West Georgia community and the dental director is Bill Calhoun, DDS.  Today, in addition to medical and dental care, RAPHA provides mammograms, Healthy Lifestyle classes, and gynecological exams. Through a Prescription Assistance Program, Rapha helps patients receive some or all of their medications for free. And in 2019, RAPHA launched Healing Point which is a community greenhouse project in partnership with Waypoint Ranch to provide sustainable food access.

 

To continue to provide these important services, Rapha Clinic hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year. The flagship event is the Annual Sound of Medicine concert, now in its sixth year. The Sound of Medicine, the musical fundraiser, features performances by physicians, healthcare providers, and their talented family members.  This year’s event will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, Georgia. Those attending are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. They are $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. Sponsorships are available by calling 770-562-4501. 

 

In addition, and in keeping with the importance of comprehensive care for the underserved, Rapha Clinic is offering a free vision clinic presented through a partnership with The Lighthouse Foundation and Dr. Dennis Cowart of Bremen Eye Clinic. There will be eye care screenings, glasses fittings and other ocular health offerings on Thursday, February 20.

 

“Because of the generosity from our supporters and our staff’s dedication, we have been able to provide much-needed medical and dental care to West Georgia for 10 fantastic years of faith and healing,” said Dr. Joseph Cox, Executive Director of Rapha Clinic. “We still have much more to give to the community and can’t wait to get started on the next 10 years.”

 

To learn more about Rapha Clinic or any of its events, please visit www.raphaclinic.org, or call 770-562-4501. 

 

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About Rapha Clinic of West Georgia

The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia is a faith-based, non-profit, charitable ministry serving uninsured adults in West Georgia (Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding counties) since 2010. Volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as grant-supported nurse practitioners, provide high quality medical and dental care to those most in need. In addition to the best healthcare, Rapha patients receive spiritual support and guidance without forcing beliefs. It is through caring for the physical illness that Rapha has an opportunity to be a witness for Christ. The unconditional love and superior care provided by Rapha empowers patients to break the cycle of poor health and habits and improve their quality of life.

 

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