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Save The Date: 2012 Vineyards of the World Planned
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Port Huron, MI… The St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that the premier fundraiser “Vineyards of the World” wine tasting event to benefit the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health is planned for Friday, February 24. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., participants can once again experience exotic taste sensations from around the world. The Tenth Annual “Vineyards of the World”, cosponsored by Wright & Filippis, will be held at Fore Lakes Golf Club, in Kimball Township.

This year’s event will offer an opportunity to sense some exciting new wine releases from around the world including Australia, Argentina, Italy, France and Spain; and even some domestic versions from California, Michigan and Oregon. The program will again feature the popular beer station and martini station. In addition to the beverages, participants will also be provided exquisite hot and cold hors d’oeuvres that have been carefully hand-selected to complement the overall wine tasting experience.

“Each year this event grows in both size and popularity,” comments Susan Christensen, Great Lakes Caring Hospice, and Chair of the 2012 Vineyards of the World Planning Committee. “The community has shown incredible interest in this fun and exciting event that benefits one of the most important medical care access clinics in the community, the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health.”

All proceeds from this event go to support the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health, and is the centerpiece fundraising event for the clinic. Last year, Vineyards of the World generated more than $50,000 and helped support clinic operations. “We couldn’t begin to fund the clinic at the level we do without outstanding support from everyone in the community who attends,” comments Carolyn Crowe, St. Joseph Mercy Fund Development Representative.

Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health is a collaborative project of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the St. Clair County Medical Society. It is funded in part by the United Way of St. Clair County.

 The clinic provides free medical care to those in our community who are uninsured and lack the resources to pay for their care. Peoples’ Clinic is the centerpiece of St. Joseph Mercy’s mission to provide care to the poor and underserved. To find out more about the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health, visit St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron online at:

All-inclusive tickets cost just $75 per person. Registration, ticket and sponsorship information is available by calling the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation at 810-985-1675.

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 St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 164-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; bariatric services and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided its “Gold Seal of Approval”.  SJMPH’s cancer program was named “best in cancer care” and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. St. Joseph Mercy is only the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery, and is the first in the state to provide robotic surgery for total hip replacement and access to specialized care through a Senior ER. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:

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