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Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine 2018 Winelover's Auction Kickoff Party

November 5, 2017 | Hosted by Gary and Laura Pollock at their Rancho Mirage home, CVVIM held a WineLover’s Auction Kickoff Party November 5th. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment set the stage for the upcoming 3rd Annual WineLover’s Auction at Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage on February 17th, 2018.
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2017 WineLover’s Auction Steering Committee
(L to R): Dr. Roy Pitkin, CVVIM Board President & Event Co-Chair; Joe Gandolfo, Event Co-Chair;
Cathy O'Callaghan, Chief Strategy Officer, Desert Regional Medical Center Presenting Sponsor; Mitch Blumberg, Governing Board Member, Desert Regional Medical Center; David Gandolfo, Owner, Palm Springs Airport Self Storage, Wine Storage Sponsor.
Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine Welcomes Sara O'Flynn as Event Manager

June 12, 2017 | Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM) welcomes Sara O’Flynn as Event Manager for their annual signature fundraising event, WineLover’s Auction. The Auction is scheduled for February 17, 2018 at Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
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Board Chair of Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine Receives Prestigious Award

May 18, 2017 | Dr. Roy Pitkin, Board Chair of Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine (CVVIM), received this year’s prestigious Luella Klein Lifetime Achievement Award. “The award, recognizes an ob-gyn who has dedicated his or her life in a significant way to women's health.”
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Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine Receives Inspiration Award

May 16, 2017 (Indio, California) | Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine (CVVIM) received the Inspiration Award at the 12th Annual Desert Nurses Appreciation Luncheon from the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce May 15th at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage.
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2nd Annual Winelover's Auction Benefitting CVVIM

February 14, 2017 | Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine (CVVIM) held the 2nd Annual WineLover’s Auction. February 3rd to benefit CVVIM – the Valley’s only no-charge primary care healthcare clinic. The event, held at the historic Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, was overflowing with fine wines and good-hearted generosity. Sponsored by JFK Memorial Hospital and Desert Regional Medical Center, the event featured both silent and live auctions during a wine reception and wine-paired dinner.
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CVVIM Releases Public Service Announcements (PSA)

November 30, 2016 | CVVIM released public service announcements (PSA) to local radio and television stations in the Coachella Valley, promoting volunteer opportunities at their Indio Clinic. CVVIM Executive Director, Doug Morin said “We’re excited about these announcements first because Volunteers are the Heartbeat of CVVIM, but also because they demonstrate the community support given to the Clinic, allowing us to provide no-charge healthcare to 1,500 individuals each year.”
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Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine Winelover's Auction Kickoff Party

November 17th, 2016 | Coachella Volunteers In Medicine (CVVIM) held a WineLover’s Auction Kickoff Party November 6th, hosted by Gary and Laura Pollock at their Rancho Mirage residence. Volunteers, guests and sponsors were gathered as Event Co-chair and CVVIM Chairman Dr. Roy Pitkin\, announced Presenting Sponsors JFK Memorial Hospital and Desert Regional Medical Center. Linda Evans was in attendance representing JFK. Ms. Evans is also the Mayor of La Quinta.
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CVVIM Receives Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation Grant

September 27, 2016 | Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM), a nonprofit organization providing no-charge, primary healthcare services to Coachella Valley residents who qualify, received a $25,000 grant from the Rancho Mirage based Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation. Funding will be used to support the Clinic’s volunteer program with staffing and related program costs.
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CVVIM Receives The Community Impact Fund Grant

September 9, 2016 | Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM) is pleased to announce a grant award from The Community Impact Fund at The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy. The $8,500 grant will assist CVVIM with a volunteer evaluation of prior, current and potential volunteers to determine their motivation for volunteering and the benefits they receive from their experiences.
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