Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Affrime to be honored as Safety Net Hero at Spring Surge fundraiser

Serotonin Surge Charities will host Spring Surge 2014, its 10th annual food, wine and fashion show fundraiser for safety-net medical clinics, on Friday, May 16, at The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks.

To date, this event has raised a total of $2.2 million for a network of more than 20 clinics in the greater Sacramento region that together provide 250,000 patient care visits per year to those who are either medically uninsured or underinsured.

Recipient clinics include the CommuniCare Health Centers in Davis, Woodland, Esparto and West Sacramento, as well as seven free clinics managed by students from the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Every year, Spring Surge honors a person who has been a long-standing influential leader in the provision of medical services to disenfranchised populations with its Safety Net Hero Award. This year’s recipient is Robin Affrime, chief executive officer of the CommuniCare Health Centers.

Affrime has been with CommuniCare for 30 years and has served as its CEO for the past 15. She has overseen and guided the growth of the organization from a small free clinic to a federally qualified health center with four clinic sites providing services to more than 21,000 patients per year.

Affrime is an active leader in the region’s community health networks, service as president of the board of directors of the Redwood Community Health Coalition and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of Partnership HealthPlan of California, the Blue Shield Foundation Clinic Leadership Institute Advisory Group and the Steering Committee of the Yolo County Children’s Health Alliance.

Spring Surge guests will sample the wares of an eclectic group of local restaurants and wineries, have the opportunity to bid on numerous silent auction items and enjoy a performance by the CORE Contemporary Dance Company.

An upbeat fashion show organized by Lesli Chuck will feature clothing from Felicia Strati and numerous local models, including Barbara Barlow, Helen Chew, Hayley Coker, Rachel Jensen, Joan Smith-Maclean and Jennifer Miramontes.

Thanks to the new golf course venue, guests also will be able to win prizes at the “Sink One for The Surge” putting contest. Event registration information is available at www.serotoninsurge.org.

Serotonin Surge Charities is an all-volunteer, Davis-based 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit organization. Its mission is to leverage volunteerism and collaboration to promote health, wellness and benevolence in our communities.

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