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Birthday Bash to Raise Big Bucks For Healthcare Facility

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

For the uninsured in the Brazos Valley, Health For All is a place they can find hope.

"We provide health care, we provide prescriptions, lab work, and we kind of do the whole package here and we do it for free for those individuals," Health For All Executive Director Phil Haas said.

The non-profit clinic operates on about a half-a-million dollar budget. However, the clinic relies on prescription drug companies providing medications and community support to keep their operation afloat.

That's where College Station principal Rick Hill comes in.

"I've been telling my wife for years I wanted to have a big birthday party for my 50th, but I wanted it to be more than just people getting together and saying happy birthday Rick," the Cypress Grove Intermediate School principal said. "I really wanted to it for a bigger purpose than just a birthday party."

That purpose is Health For All. Getting the idea from a friend, Hill decided to throw a birthday bash to remember, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the clinic.

"This opportunity to celebrate for Health For All, it's bringing in funds. It's bringing in support, showing people what we're doing," Haas said. "I'm excited about it."

Haas says the money will go towards equipment for four new exam rooms, and says the event is giving them a great opportunity to plan for the future.

"We're expecting 300 to 400 people," Hill said. "We already sold over 250 tickets."

"When people go, they get to not only have a good time and meet people and support Health For All, but all the proceeds right now are going to go to Health For All and straight to the patients. That's exciting and it can be fun too," Haas said.

Rick Hall's party begins Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Brazos Center. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit Health For All.


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