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Summit County Care Clinic kicks off online fundraiser

Summit Daily staff report
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The Summit Community Care Clinic launched a seven-day, online fundraising drive this week with the goal of raising $10,000 and generating awareness and support for the clinic.

The clinic is made available to everyone regardless of his or her ability to pay, according to a news release, and when patients come in for medical or dental care, they are also screened for behavioral health symptoms, a growing concern in Summit County.

Furthermore, health care providers, nurses, educators and front-desk staff work in teams so the integrated model runs smoothly and patients get full-circle care.

"Our community has always been collaborative in solving health care issues," CEO Helen Royal said in a statement. "The strong support from our neighbors makes the Care Clinic possible. Let's continue to work together to tackle the challenges."

Through the fundraising campaign, donors can give by visiting Facebook.com/SummitClinic or at ColoradoGives.org/sccc.

According to the clinic, $140 can pay for on behavioral health visit, $265 can pay for one medical or dental visit and $948 can cover a single patient for an entire year.

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The clinic is also encouraging people to share the campaign on their social media pages.

Additionally incentives will be offered throughout the fundraiser, like the first 10 people to give more than $100 will receive a Summit Community Care Clinic glass heart.

"The beauty of an online fundraiser is that people don't have to leave their homes," said Erin Gigliello, development director. "Fundraising events are fun and powerful, but sometimes it's nice to stay in with your family and still support a great cause." The campaign began Tuesday and will continue through Monday. For more, SummitClinic.org.