On behalf of Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, I want to extend our most heart-felt gratitude to all who had anything to do with the recent Second Saturdays concert to which we were your chosen beneficiary, including the Sunnyside Up Café and the wonderful musicians of Gumbo. We are fortunate beyond expression to have folks like you in our corner - and it was a most successful, and really fun, event. With Gumbo playing, how could it be otherwise?
To put in context what the money raised means to MVHCA, earlier this year we accepted an obligation to support the new statewide Health Care for All Oregon effort to the tune of $1,000/year. What was raised at the Gumbo concert represents six months of that obligation. With the involvement of groups like Second Saturdays and its sponsors, we are able to continue our grassroots work to educate more and more people, locally and throughout Oregon, about the benefits of health care for all.
We've made the Gumbo/Second Saturdays concert the most recent feature on our website as another way of thanking those involved. If you haven't visited our website before, perhaps you'll bookmark it and share it with everyone you know as a way of helping us to spread the word about our work to achieve Single Payer health care in Oregon (and beyond). (By the way, I couldn't find the name of the 4th Gumbo musician, but we'll amend the posting when someone provides it.)
Thank you, all, for your generosity and thoughtfulness in choosing Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates as the beneficiary of your November concert. We are honored by your choice and will do our utmost to honor you in the work we do to achieve one of humankind's most fundamental need: health care for all.
Gratefully and sincerely,
Bud Laurent, Chair
Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates
Conversations with Bud, Laurie, a Second Saturdays benefit organizer, and other attendees concerning the importance of the Health Care for All issue, with a backdrop of music provided by GUMBO, can be heard here. Click the arrow in the upper right quadrant of the page: