Good Morning for Health!
Thursday, March 5th was a good morning
for health as FHC supporters gathered at Lidia’s Italy Kansas City and enjoyed a delicious breakfast buffet while benefiting
the clinic's services for uninsured and low income patients.
100 people attended our second annual Good Morning for Health event! Thank you to our event speakers for such a relevant and informative program,
Steve Roling, retired President and CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas
City, JayDoc Free Clinic Executive Directors, Madison
Breeden, Megan Watson and Erin Atwood, Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Thomas and Dr.
Sharon Lee, CEO of Family Health Care. Steve Kraske, columnist from the Kansas City Star and host of the
KCUR current-events program Up to Date, emceed the event.
Steve Roling spoke about the role of healthcare foundations in funding safety
net services and how that might be impacted by the Affordable Care Act as well as how Kansas and Missouri are lagging behind.
Madison, Megan and Erin educated our audience about the value of the JayDoc Free Clinic to the medical students, the
community they serve, as well as Family Health Care’s roll in their program.
Charles Thomas related an experience he had with a homeless woman near his office whom he tired to help.
Unable to find shelter for her, he brought her to Family Health Care where Dr. Lee and her husband found and returned
her to her family who had been searching for her for three months. Charles’ heartfelt story showcased the values FHC maintains on a daily basis; equality and compassion for everyone.
Your support helps ensure the
work of Family Health Care continues!