Today, the sixth annual Sound of Medicine fundraiser will stream on Mill Town Music Hall’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
The annual fundraiser, originally scheduled for March, had been postponed after the coronavirus pandemic reached the nation. The money it raises for the Rapha Clinic is much needed to keep the clinic operating in west Georgia.
The clinic celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Since 2010, the clinic has been providing free medical care and since 2012 free dental care to low-income, uninsured adults. The service is vital to hundreds of people in the community.
In 2019, the clinic had 1,800 medical and 450 dental visits, according to the annual report posted on its website. In addition through a prescription program, the clinic distributed $1.5 million in non-narcotic prescriptions to its patients with chronic conditions.
The clinic relies on the labor of its volunteers, who donated 3,179 hours of service.