North American Credit Services (NACS) a proud spsonsor of the sixth annual Denim & Diamonds gala benefit to be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center to benefit Project Access, a charity providing health care to the working poor and uninsured.
The event is organized by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Medical Alliance.
Project Access has provided $68.5 million in charity health care to the working poor since its inception just 6 1/2 years ago. Since the program began, more than 10,000 individuals have been evaluated for eligibility. Each month an average of 400 patients are actively receiving care or finalizing enrollment. Those who do not qualify for the program are referred to other appropriate community resources and programs.
"Project Access is helping people get back on their feet, return to work, and often obtain their own health insurance again," said Rae Bond, Medical Society and Foundation Executive Director. "The funds we raise at Denim & Diamonds support this work so that we can continue to help as many people as possible."
Project Access is a nationally-recognized, physician-led community health initiative that coordinates free medical care for low-income, uninsured residents of Hamilton County. Partners, who provide free services to Project Access patients, include the Erlanger, Memorial and Parkridge Hospital Systems, and Siskin Hospital.
For more information on Project Access or this year's benefit call the Medical Society at 423-622-2872 or visit www.chattdenim.org.