AWARDS DINNER RAISES $86,815
POSTED ON OCTOBER 13, 2016
The PACS Awards Dinner & Auction on October 9 raised a net total of over $86,000, one of its most succesful years since its inception in 2005. We are incredibly thankful to each person who donated and particpated. The event was presented by Generations Retirement Communities, and also included a speaker sponsorship from Adventist Medical Center and a Gold Sponsorship from TEG Global-The Energy Group. At the event, the Barbara Nelson Award was given to the Coalition of Community Health Clinics for their exceptional collaborative work, leadership, and support of a health care access for disadvantaged people, through a network of charitable clinics including PACS. The Director's Award went to Dorothy Stanley, a PACS volunteer who has exemplified an exceptional heart for the people PACS serves, and accumulated over 6,000 hours of volunteering. Keynote speaker Dick Duerksen shared the story of his father, who gave a little boy a firetruck as a missionary, and the incredible impact that simple moment had on the boy's life. Dick and his family later ran into the same boy, this time as an adult, and learned of the incridible difference that little firetruck made. Dick then told the audience, "That is what PACS does everyday."