Honorees founded Roseman University of Health Sciences

LAS VEGAS (July 6, 2016) – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing low-income, uninsured Southern Nevadans with access to preventative and comprehensive medical care, cordially invites the public to attend the 8th Annual Volunteers in Medicine Ball at The Venetian Las Vegas’ Venetian Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 1. The fundraiser will honor Dr. Harry Rosenberg and Dr. Renee E. Coffman, co-founders of Roseman University of Health Sciences and community leaders who support VMSN’s distinct mission of providing charitable and accessible health care to all Southern Nevadans.

clint-holmes-200x300_2The 8th Annual Volunteers in Medicine Ball will commemorate the Lights of Las Vegas, philanthropic-minded individuals who support community organizations that assist those in need. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction. Dinner, dancing and a live auction will follow.

“Our annual ball allows us to celebrate the donors and volunteers who have made it possible for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada to be the medical safety net for our community’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Dr. Florence Jameson, VMSN’s founder and president. “When you have the support of incredible partners like Harry and Renee, anything is possible.”

vmsn-founder-and-ceo-dr-florence-jameson-200x300_1All proceeds raised during the ball will fund VMSN’s daily medical services and development of new programs. VMSN provides approximately 7,000 patient visits each year and serves as the medical home for more than 2,200 Southern Nevadans. Through the generosity of dozens of community partners and more than 500 volunteers, VMSN delivers nearly $4 million in health care every year on a budget of approximately $1 million.

VMSN underwent a major expansion with the September 2015 opening of its second location – the Ruffin Family Clinic – near downtown Las Vegas on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Madison Avenue. The Ruffin Family Clinic has allowed VMSN to serve more patients and broaden its services and outreach. In 2016, the clinic added a dental program and social and behavioral health intervention services.

VMSN’s recent growth represents its mission to provide “holistic healthcare” – body, mind and spirit – for its patients.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to the event, contact Esther Green at (702) 912-0020 or visit www.vmsn.org.