8th Annual Hearts & Hands

It’s that time of year again, back to school, the start of cooler days and HEARTS & HANDS!  We are busy preparing for the best year of Hearts & Hands yet!  Don’t miss your opportunity to attend, sponsor or donate an item.  With nearly 3000 patient visits in 2015, every guest and sponsor helps us serve our patients!  We do not receive Federal, State or County funding.  All of the proceeds raised go to patient care, to people in our community that would otherwise go without.  All of the details are below!

October 8th, 2016 at Myers Park Country Club.  Tickets are $125/guest and sponsorship information is below.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who have already committed to a great year!  Platinum Sponsor – Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Diamond Sponsor – Kisella Surgery Center, Gold Sponsors – Starr & Dickens, Edward Jones – Dessi Dufresne, Financial Advisor, Urban Architectural Group and Teresa Starr.  There are still a few weeks left to rsvp or provide a sponsorship.  See you there!

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Matthews Chamber FallFest

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TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the Matthews Chamber Fallfest on October 22nd!!!

Hosted by the Matthews Chamber of Commerce and Harley-Davidson of Charlotte, this event is a Craft Beer Crawl and Cornhole Tournament with LIVE music, Multiple Food & Craft Vendors all day. Event location will be in the parking lot of Harley-Davidson of Charlotte on Independence Blvd in Matthews, NC. We will have a VIP Hour from 11am-12pm with General Admission starting at 12pm and lasting until 5pm. The event is Rain or Shine for the Craft Beer Crawl, but the Cornhole Tournament will be weather dependant. Tickets are required for entry. Everyone must show ID that plans on entering the event. Must be 21 and over to participate in the Craft Beer Crawl and VIP Hour. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Matthews Free Medical Clinic

Children 12 and under are free. There will be little for them to particpate in, but they are welcome and must be supervised at all times by parent or adult.


New Patient Screening THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, July 9th, starts LOVE WEEK and MFMC will be having a large new patient screening event complete with a health and community resource fair!

Screening and fair will be held from 9:00am – 12:00pm and will be located on site 196 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105.

In order to be screened, please bring a completed application and copies of documents listed on the first page of the application. Applications are available online      www.matthewsfmc.org/patient-forms.

Call if you have any questions regarding screening 704-841-8882

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Thank you to everyone that voted and to Truliant


Truliant Credit Union supports Matthews Free Medical Clinic!

Stephanie Roskoskey, manager of Truliant’s Matthews location and Amy Carr, executive director of Matthews Free Medical Clinic. Photo courtesy of Heath Combs.

Stephanie Roskoskey, manager of Truliant’s Matthews location and Amy Carr, executive director of Matthews Free Medical Clinic.
Photo courtesy of Heath Combs.
Truliant Federal Credit Union recently named the Matthews Free Medical Clinic as the winner of its Community Mini Grant fund.

The clinic received $1,000 from the grant program, which will help cover the costs of medical supplies the nonprofit uses to provide free primary and specialty care to low-income and uninsured clients, according to a news release.

Truliant’s Community Mini Grant program is now in its seventh year, and provided 24 community-based nonprofits with $22,000 in grant funding in 2015. The program has awarded more than $180,000 to more than 170 profits since its inception, the release said. Find more information at http://www.truliantFCU.org.

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Today is Giving Tuesday Clt!

This year give the gift that lasts!  When you join with others in our community to donate to Matthews Free Medical Clinic during #GivingTuesdayClt, you give hope and health to not just our patients, but also their families!  Visit our website to learn more about the services we provide and how you can get involved!givingtues

Thank you MYEP & Bank of America

I want to thank Bank of America for their partnership with the Mayors Youth Employment Program, because of this partnership I have been given the opportunity to learn different things about the career I would like to pursue. This is my first year in MYEP and I was assigned to work at Matthews Free Medical Clinic. Working at the clinic has been an eye opening experience for me. It has helped me learn how to work with different kinds of people and work on my problem solving skills. I have also learned the requirements needed to be a patient at the clinic and how to calculate a family’s income percentage.

Without the help of Bank of America I wouldn’t be able to have this great experience and learn the many skills I did this summer. I think the Mayors Youth Employment Program is a great opportunity for all high school kids to get job experience and learn new skills about the job they want to pursue later in life. I am excited to see what MYEP holds for me next summer.

-Jalyn Martin, Summer Intern

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Adding a little HIIT to your life: Tone in Twenty

I feel like it’s easy to get bored during workouts which makes you not want to go back to the gym next time, but if you stick with these HIIT workouts, you can do them anywhere without equipment! Plus they add a little variation to your normal routine, and they only take TWENTY minutes. We can all do this, right?

It has been shown that alternating short bursts of high intensity moves with medium intensity intervals throughout your workout is proven to burn fat better than staying at the same intensity. This is great if you’re trying to lose weight or just gain strength.

However, if you’re not fully committed to working out regularly, the main goal is to just get out & be active! Go for a walk and somewhere along the way sprint to the next stop sign and you’re incorporating the HIIT technique. Walk, jog, walk, sprint, walk… It’s that easy!

These 20 workouts are super accessible in that you can do them anytime, anywhere. Check out the link to print them off!