As a donor, you have the satisfaction of knowing you have improved, and occasionally saved, someone’s life. Your contribution helps address the local health care access problem

“Thousands of people in our community do not have access to affordable health care — many of them are working but cannot reach their full potential due to untreated illnesses. Others are too sick to obtain and maintain employment.  Care Free serves as a powerful economic development engine in our region. By improving the health and wellness of the workforce, we empower people to support themselves and their families to the best of their abilities.”

    — Farhan Bhatti, M.D., CEO of Care Free Medical

Seven local celebrities put on their dancing shoes to benefit Care Free Medical & Dental during its 8th Annual “Dancing with the Local Stars” on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 Event Flyer

Dinner, Live Auction, and Local Celebrities Competing; all to Benefit Care Free Medical

Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza Lansing 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, MI

Please R.S.V.P. By May 5th
Table of 10 for $1,250 or $125 per ticket. Black Tie Preferred. 

The 2018 cast of celebrity dancers are:

 

A special thank you to our participating dance instructors as well:

Josephine Auchterlonie
Center for Social Dance
http://socialdanceproject.com

Stephane Awuro
Spartan Dance & Fitness Center
http://www.spartandancecenter.com

Gage Clark
Our Dance Studio
http://www.ourdancestudio.com/

Glenn Douglas Packard
Institute of Dancers website: 
https://www.facebook.com/theINstituteOfDancers/

ML Edmonson
Center for Social Dance
http://socialdanceproject.com

Bryan Grochowski
Salsa Capital/The Stomp
https://www.facebook.com/groups/470309133043097/ 

Jim McEwan
Greater Lansing Academy of Dance’s website: http://greaterlansingballet.com/index.html

The 2017 cast of celebrity dancers were:
Ben Bakken, Vice President of Commercial Banking at Mercantile Bank
Nick Eyde, Principal, The Eyde Company
Renee Morgan Freeman, Office Manager & Personal Assistant to Mayor Virg Bernero
Camille Jensen, Chief Nursing Officer at McLaren Greater Lansing
Sara Lurie, Chief Executive Officer, CMHI-CEI
Dr. Susan Maples, DDS, Dentist, Author, Educator
Matthew Ryan Smith, Owner of Matthew Ryan Salon
The celebrities rehearse for 8-12 weeks prior to the gala fundraiser with a local professional dance instructor who serves as their partner. The evening will include a live auction, strolling dinner, and desserts.

2017 Dance instructors:
Brianna Benvenuti, Center for Social Dance
Gage Clark, Our Dance Studio
Santos Gutierrez
Jim McEwan, Greater Lansing Academy of Dance
Darin Patmon, Center for Social Dance
Tiffany Russell, Spartan Dance Center
Shelley Thomas, Platinum Dance Academy

Click here to view photos from the event!

When you attend, donate or sponsor an event you are making a real difference in someone’s life. It’s easy to get involved today!

Photo Galleries:
Pumpkin Carving Family Night   |  2016 Golf Outing  |  DWTLS Event

Care Free Medical hosted its 2nd Annual Charity Golf outing in July.

We would like to thank everyone who participated and made this event a huge success!

With the help of those sponsors and participants, the Care Free Golf Outing was able to raise just over $15,000. It is because of events like this that Care Free Medical is able to continue to provide healthcare services to the underinsured and uninsured patients of our community.

We look forward to having fun and continuing to raise money to support our clinic at next year’s outing! Check back for the date.

Care Free hosted our 2nd annual Health Care Symposium and was proud to have three keynote speakers:

  • Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic Candidate for Governor
  • Elissa Slotkin, Democratic Candidate for Congress in the 8th District
  • Steve Fitton, Former Medicaid Director

Republicans Bill Schuette and Mike Bishop were invited, but declined.

All proceeds helped Care Free meet the needs of our community

November 27th
Union Missionary Baptist Church
500 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI

Presenting Sponsorship: $3,500
Exclusive level
Logo on signage around podium and venue
Ability to promote special initiatives/relevant marketing material at event
Logo will be prominently on all event marketing materials and tables at event
Option to have a speaker
Recognition in our Annual Newsletter
20 tickets to event

Gold Sponsorship:
$1000
Logo on signage around venue
Logo on all event marketing materials
Logo on all tables at event
Recognition in our Annual Newsletter
10 tickets event

Silver Sponsorship: $500
Logo on signage around venue
Logo on all tables at event
Recognition in our Annual Newsletter
6 tickets to event

Bronze Sponsorship:
$300
Logo on all tables at event
Recognition in our Annual Newsletter
4 tickets to event

To be a part of this event in 2018, contact Emma Koppelman-Helvey: emmaehelvey@gmail.com
517-575-5054

We offer many ways for you to participate in fulfilling our mission.
You can make a monetary donation, a donation of equipment, materials or supplies, or donate your talents and time.

Our clinic is able to operate due to the generosity of private donations, corporate giving and grants to support our services. The donations for the operations of the clinic are overseen by the Board of Directors.

There are several ways you can make a difference in the delivery of health care in our community. You can donate by:
• Cash
• Check
Credit Card
• Automatic Bank Withdrawals
PayPal

This can be in the form of:
• General donation
• Event Sponsorship
• In “memoriam” for an individual
• In “honor” of an individual
• Monthly donations (Please call us to obtain further information)

Many businesses are committed to helping support their community. These businesses are sensitive to the community needs and fund non-profit organizations, whose mission they support, to help that organization fulfill their goals.

We have developed many relationships in the past and are currently developing many more business sponsorships and/or partnerships. These affiliations will assist with providing needed care. Supporting an organization that provides services to those in need will foster the true sense of community involvement for your business. We would love to have your business become involved in this venture.

Please contact us for a tour of our clinic and to meet with a representative.

Our supporters

In addition, there are tangible tax benefits from donating. Care Free is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible as allowed through current tax legislation. We also have a charitable solicitation license and a charitable trust which may help you with your future tax planning. Please consult your tax adviser for details.

Medical Visits
40,000
We have provided over 40,000 visits to the uninsured or under-insured in our community. We have done this with dedicated staff, volunteers, and generous supporters.

Care Free Medical 5135 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 517.887.5922       Fax: 517.887.5982