Volunteers in Medicine's Gowns For Good Charity Event Is Nov. 3

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Linda Minks Hood and Rhonda Thurman
Linda Minks Hood and Rhonda Thurman

Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga will be holding the Gowns for Good charity benefit on Nov. 3, at the Mill of Chattanooga. This inaugural luncheon and fashion runway, fundraiser experience is to help raise crucial funds for the medically underserved and in need for access to primary health care.

“The Gowns for Good benefit will feature a luncheon and interactive fashion show where participants will be provided the opportunity to place live bids during the runway experience,” stated benefit Co-Chair Rhonda Thurman.

All profits from the benefit will directly support the local Volunteers in Medicine primary care charity clinic.

“The shared goal for this first year benefit is not only raise funds, however also to have fun for such an important cause,” added Gowns for Good Co-Chair Lynda Minks Hood. “Another way to help and become involved is by donating a gown or dress that otherwise might be hanging in your closet.”

The Gowns for Good donation criteria form along with additional information is posted on the charities event web site at www.VIM-chatt.org  

Doors to the Nov. 3 event will open at 11 a.m. with an opportunity for participants to browse and purchase additional items from several local boutiques that will be showcasing other fashion selections and accessory items such as handbags, shoes and jewelry, with a portion of purchases benefiting VIM. A selection of the donated gowns and dresses that will be made available for bidding purchase at the event will be posted in advance for preview on VIM’s facebook.com/vimchatt and instagram.com/vim_chatt/ sites.  

Gowns for Good proceeds support the local VIM charity care clinic which assists individuals who are uninsured, receive access to health care. Since 2005, VIM has helped in excess of 75,000 patients get the treatment they need valued at more than $25 million at clinic rates and $109 million at conservative ER rates.

To learn more about event sponsorships or ticket event registration, check out the Gowns for Good special event page at www.VIM-chatt.org or email info@vim-chatt.org.



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