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The Virginia Garcia 40th Anniversary Gala
Friday | October 16, 2015 | 5:30PM
**This event is sold out**
To pay for tickets you have already reserved
in advance or to be placed on the wait list,
please call Beckie Lee at 503-352-8618.
614 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
40 years ago, a young girl died of a simple cut and a legacy was born from a small clinic out of a 3-car garage. Today, this legacy has grown to become one of the biggest health care agencies of Washington and Yamhill counties and is a catalyst for change in health care delivery. Honor our visionary founding leaders, celebrate the staff, our patients and the work of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center throughout the past 40 years. Join us at The Virginia Garcia 40th Anniversary Gala.
The evening will include dinner, live entertainment and an auction with international trips and foodie packages. You won’t want to miss this evening of reflection and celebration.
mission of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is to provide
high-quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health
care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill Counties with a
special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with
barriers to receiving healthcare.
History of Virginia Garcia
1975, beautiful six-year old Virginia Garcia and her farmworker parents
traveled from their home in Mission, Texas to California and Oregon to
work in the fields. Along the way Virginia cut her foot, and by the time
they reached Oregon, it had become infected. Due to economic, language
and cultural barriers to health care, Virginia died from what should
have been an easily treatable wound on Father’s Day as her own father
was working in the fields, unaware of the tragic turn of events.
to action by Virginia’s unnecessary death, the community quickly
rallied together to open the first Virginia Garcia Memorial Health
Center in a three-car garage, determined to prevent similar tragedies
Today, Virginia Garcia provides healthcare
services to more than 36,000 patients a year in Washington and Yamhill
Counties at our five primary care clinics and pharmacies, five dental
offices, and five school-based health centers. We also provide outreach
to schools, community health fairs and to migrant and seasonal
farmworkers at local camps and commercial nurseries through our mobile