ST. LOUIS – More than 700 guests attended Mercy’s 10th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade benefit, which raised nearly $735,000 for charity care. The event funds charity care initiatives including Mercy JFK Clinic and Mercy Neighborhood Ministries.
This year, the focus is to integrate preventative adult and pediatric dental services at the JFK Clinic. The JFK Clinic provides health care for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.
“Right now, all we offer in dental services is restorative care. What we hope and plan to do is offer preventative care,” said Mary Anne Gross, RN, manager of Mercy JFK Clinic. “The need is very big, especially for our children who we know aren’t getting dental care.”
Mercy Health Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, raises money and community awareness for Mercy Hospital. It is dependent on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to help Mercy meet community health care needs. Mercy Health Foundation invests its philanthropic support in facilities and the advancement of technologies and programs to enhance Mercy’s ability to provide excellence in health care.