Just shy of their $35,000 goal, the 11th annual Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic fun walk and wellness fair raised $34,056 on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The support from sponsors, participating teams and individuals help to maintain the free health clinic which is moving into its 15th year of operation.
“We’re a good example of a community response to a community problem,” Pamela Leonard-Ray, clinic executive director, said.
Although no longer directly connected with the church, team “Akaloo” with the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, which started the Sequim free clinic, came in first among the teams with $2,721.
“The church has continued to be great and supportive over the years,” Leonard-Ray said.
On the cusp of celebrating its 14th anniversary in October, officials with the nonprofit seek to continue to provide basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured and under-insured people in the community while also becoming “more of a community force toward wellness and healthy living,” Leonard-Ray said.
For more information, visit sequimfreeclinic.org or call 582-0218.