ELKIN — A breezy spring afternoon at Elkin Municipal Park was the backdrop for final week’s “Piece of Cake” fundraiser benefitting Grace Clinic. The 5K with particular home made candy treats for contributors was held this 12 months as a socially distant different to the same old Gala fundraiser held for the clinic which offers medical take care of these with out medical health insurance.
Sharon Kallam, longtime nurse with Grace Clinic, known as the occasion “very thrilling.”
“The entire proceeds are to us and our sufferers and it fulfills our mission to have the ability to present them with medical care, labs, x-rays, and all of the issues that make them wholesome,” Kallam stated.
A nurse for practically 50 years, Kallam stated the work with Grace Clinic is very vital because it reaches a inhabitants in want. She stated the clinic has seen a rise in new sufferers amid the pandemic.
Joann Collins, one other longtime Grace Clinic volunteer, was on the occasion as nicely.
“It’s excellent right here,” Collins stated, tapping her coronary heart, as she defined why it was vital to her to be part of the clinic’s work reaching sufferers who’re uninsured.
The stroll, organized by Grace Clinic receptionist Beanie Taylor, was put collectively in a brief period of time however nonetheless had a pleasant turnout.
“I’m past impressed by the quantity of assist that now we have had from the neighborhood,” stated Taylor.
Teresa Smith, proprietor of Harry’s place, introduced her workers to the occasion to assist the fundraiser in addition to present a staff constructing alternative.
“It’s staff constructing for a terrific trigger,” Smith stated.
Occasion contributors loved some candy treats after the stroll with home made muffins in addition to quite a lot of flavors of macarons donated by Invoice Colvard of Jonesville.
Colvard, who hopes to open a enterprise promoting his macarons, stated he was honored to participate within the occasion as he believed within the mission of the clinic.
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