BFL Sponsors El Rio Foundation Raise the Pepper Event

October 2010

To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of El Rio Community Health Center, over 800 guests were on hand at the foundation’s annual gala fundraiser called “Raise the Pepper!” at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa on Oct. 14.

The mission of El Rio Community Health Center is improving the health of greater Tucson’s community through comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality and compassionate care. Over 70,000 patients are served annually totaling 280,000+ visits for medical and dental services.  Over 16% of patients served live at or below the federal poverty line with 35% of the patient population as children age 14 and younger. The El Rio team consists of 700+ staff including 65+ doctors and dentists.