Great Barrington, Mass. – April 29 – For the first time in its thirteen-year history, Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires’ Annual Spring Dinner will be held at Blantyre, the historic “Gilded Age” resort in Lenox.
The Dinner will be held Tuesday, May 21st. The evening will begin with jazz from The Swing Theory Trio on the terrace at 6:30.
“We’re excited to host our dinner at this beautiful, restored English manor house and world class hotel,” said Executive Director Ilana Steinhauer.
Tickets are limited and reservations are required by May 10th. The meal will feature Blantyre’s farm-to-table cuisine and Five Star Service. The dinner event is one of three fundraising events that help fund the organization which receives no reimbursement or government subsidies and relies on private donations for 100% of its funding. All proceeds will benefit Volunteers in Medicine so the healthcare center can continue offering free healthcare to uninsured residents of the Berkshires and nearby areas of NY and CT.
Using the expertise of medical volunteers, Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM) provides free, comprehensive primary healthcare for adults in the Berkshire region who are at or below 300% of the federal poverty level and are medically underserved. The majority of our patients are working in physically demanding jobs. We break the barriers to health equity by providing interpreters, free transportation, and intensive case management in addition to dental, behavioral health, optometry, integrative pain management through massage and acupuncture, and referrals to other resourced organizations. We receive no reimbursement or government subsidies; all of VIM’s expenses are funded by generous donors.