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Access Esperanza hosts fundraiser, honors local women – Monitor

Access Esperanza Clinics hosted their Access to Hope dinner at the McAllen Country Club on Nov. 7 to honor two deserving women and raise money for women’s healthcare in Hidalgo County.

Sponsors and attendees for the sold-out event were generous enough to raise needed funds to help women who can’t afford basic healthcare services.

Dr. Fredricka Borland was recognized as a Women’s Health Care Champion for her efforts, commitment, and passion to advance health care for women in Hidalgo County.

Emmalou Keyes, an Advanced Family Nurse Clinician who served as the organization’s first nurse practioner, received the Legacy Award for her direct and significant work in providing healthcare services to local women for decades.

The Law Office of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C. was Platinum Sponsor.

Gold Sponsors for the event are Dr. Fredricka Borland, The James W. Collins Family Foundation & The Loring Cook Foundation, and Hector Guerra.

Silver sponsors were: Dr. Shirley Reed-Biel and Kent Biel, Frost National Bank, Sheri and Bob Morehead, and John Gonzalez Jr. Gonzalez also sponsored the music, and Maria and Fred Regalado sponsored the cocktail hour.

Bronze sponsors included Atlas & Hall, Dr. Megan Birk & Joe Zvada, Sherrye & Kirby Cavin, Edwards Abstract and Title Co., Debra L. Goetz, Rosalie Weisfeld and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Carolyn and Dr. Kenneth C. Landrum, Penitas Family Pharmacy, RGV Employee Benefits of South Texas LLC and Gracie Silva.

At the event, major donors for wellness services were Marianella Gonzalez, Becky and Che Guerra, the Landrums, Gracie Silva, Debbra and Mario Treviño, and Ronald Weisfeld. Many other attendees contributed as well, and every donation is much appreciated. Donations for services are still being accepted. Call Development Officer Kayleigh Garcia at (956) 688-3706 for more information.

Donors of auction items included Kirk Clark, The Art & Design Group, Carats Fine Jewelry, the Heffner Design Team, Sen. Hinojosa, The Gene & Jerry Jones Family Foundation, The Patio on Guerra, and Ronald Weisfeld. Several board members contributed items as well.

For more than 50 years, Access Esperanza has been providing healthcare services for those with limited or no health insurance, including regular check-ups, screenings for cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol, as well as birth control.

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