Greater Matthews Local Family Network Debuts at Matthews Chamber after Hours

Final Local Family Network Logo with all logosCOSKids, Matthews Free Medical Clinic, and Matthews Help Center debuted their new partnership, the Local Family Network, at Matthews Chamber after Hours during First Thursday on May 4th.

Together the organizations in the Local Family Network provide wrap around service, all while empowering, educating, and investing in the people in our community.

Thank you to Brakeman’s Coffee for allowing the Local Family Network to use your space!

Check out this article to see pictures and learn more about the event! http://matthewsminthillweekly.com/news/2017/05/brakemans-coffee-supply-brings-energy-to-first-thursday-event/

 

Eat at City Barbeque and Raise Money for Matthews Free Medical Clinic!

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Please join us for a special fundraising event at the Matthews City Barbeque on Tuesday, May 9th. City Barbeque will donate 25% of your purchase back to Matthews Free Medical Clinic! All you need to do is print off the attached form and present it at the time of your purchase! This deal is good all day and for all dine-in or take-out orders!

 

Details:

When:                  Tuesday, May 9, 2017, all day

Location:             Matthews City Barbeque, 1514 Galleria Blvd. Matthews, NC 28270

 

City BBQ Matthews Fundraiser Flyer

Haven’t Hung Out with Us in a While? Here’s Your Chance!

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Matthews Free Medical Clinic has several exciting events coming up! Come stop by and see us!

Matthews Chamber of Commerce Healthy Living Expo

  • When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: Christ Covenant Church
    • 800 Fullwood Ln. Matthews, NC 28105
  • A day full of healthy living education, this event is open to people of all ages and walks of life.
  • Matthews Free Medical Clinic will be giving free blood pressure checks, nutrition advice, and information about the clinic!

Matthews Free Medical Clinic 12th Annual Golf Tournament

  • When: Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:30am Check-in
  • Where: Raintree Country Club
    •  8600 Raintree Ln. Charlotte, NC 28277
  • A fun day with great prizes, food, fun contests, and competitive golf. The money raised from the tournament directly funds the clinic, so come show your support at Raintree Country Club!

Local Family Network First Thursday/ Matthews Chamber after Hours Event

  • When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Where: Brakeman’s Coffee and Supply
    • 225 N. Trade St. Matthews, NC 28105
  • The Local Family Network is a partnering between Matthews Free Medical Clinic, COSKids, and the Matthews Help Center to provide wrap around service, all while empowering, educating, and investing in the people in our community.
  • Come enjoy a night of light refreshments, great raffles, and learn how the Local Family Network is helping our community.

Final Local Family Network Logo with all logos

Local Student Provides Care for One Patient for a Year!

 

Drew-Blog FinalDrew is a volunteer here at Matthews Free Medical Clinic and a senior at Providence High School. He found out about the clinic when he did a school project on the topic of health care in North Carolina, and started volunteering here during his summer break.

This summer, he decided he could do even more for the clinic. On his own initiative, he started selling Lokai Bracelets at a local country club to raise money for the Matthews Free Medical Clinic. He raised $500.00, which is enough to pay for the complete care of one patient for an entire year!

We are so thankful for Drew and all of our volunteers and donors who are making a life changing impact in our community in partnership with Matthews Free Medical Clinic.

Thank you, Drew!

 

Matthews Free Medical Clinic’s 12th Annual Golf Tournament

DSC_7324When:          Monday, May 1, 2017

Where:         Raintree Country Club

Schedule:     10:30 a.m. …………………Check in

10:30-11:45 a.m. ……….Driving range and lunch

11:45 a.m. …………………Welcome

12:00 p.m. …………………Shotgun start/ Captain’s Choice

Individual Entry Fee $150.00 – Includes green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch, drinks/ snacks, goody bag, and catered dinner/ awards ceremony Mulligan Package $20 day of tournament.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Amy Carr at 704-841-8882 or acarr@matthewsfmc.org or visit http://www.matthewsfmc.org.

Why is this important? Why should YOU want to be a part of it?

My name is Amelia, and I am the newest staff member at Matthews Free Medical Clinic. The Matthews Free Medical Clinic provides free, quality health care to low income, uninsured patients in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

When I first started at the clinic, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought the clinic would feel like any other doctor’s office.

On one of my first days at the clinic, we had a new patient come in and meet with Dr. McAdams, our medical director. After her appointment, the patient’s entire demeanor had shifted. She seemed more relaxed, as if a weight had been lifted from her mind. As she was checking out, she told me, “I have never had a doctor invest in me like that. Dr. McAdams really seems to care about me.”  This patient was thankful for the healthcare being provided, but more than that, she was thankful for the welcome and love she felt here.

We have another patient who comes in each visit and says, “Thank you so much for all you do. You have saved my life many times over.”

MFMC doesn’t feel like any other doctor’s office. Many of our patients look forward to upcoming appointments. We have patients who make sure that they greet and hug every one of our staff members and volunteers. Sometimes patients will drop in just to say hi or share good news with us.

For so many people, going to the doctor is something to worry about, fear, or avoid. For most of our patients, coming to the clinic doesn’t feel that way. Many of our patients still experience stress or worry in connection to their health, but they don’t have to experience it alone.

The money raised at the tournament directly funds patient care. It make these patients’ experiences at the clinic possible. You can come enjoy a day of golf and help to provide life-changing health care to people in your area.

Let’s Have a #HeartMonthChat

Did you know that February is National American Heart Month? heartmonth

Heart, or cardiovascular, disease is the nation’s leading cause of death for both men and women. An estimated 85.6 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and chest pain, but steps can be taken to reduce risk and improve outcome.

 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease:

  1. Know your blood pressure and keep it under control.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Don’t smoke.
  4. Get tested for diabetes, and if you have it, keep it under control.
  5. Know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and keep them under control. Talk to your healthcare provider about testing.
  6. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and maintain a healthy weight. Your body needs fewer calories as you get older.
  7. Find a doctor and have regular wellness exams.
  8. Know your family history and inform your medical provider of any and all health issues

¿Sabía que febrero es el mes Nacional del Corazón en los EE. UU.?

Enfermedades cardiovasculares, conocidas también como enfermedades del corazón, son la causa principal de la muerte para los hombres y las mujeres en los Estados Unidos. Se estima que unos 85.6 millones de personas en los EE. UU. Están viviendo con enfermedades cardiovasculares, incluyendo ataque del corazón, accidente cerebrovascular, presión arterial alta y dolor en el pecho. Pero se pueden tomar medidas para reducir el riesgo y mejorar el resultado.

Maneras a prevenir enfermedades del corazón:

  1. Sepa su presión arterial y manténgala bajo control
  2. Haga ejercicios regularmente
  3. No fume
  4. Realícese pruebas regularmente para detectar niveles de diabetes, hipercolesterolemia y grasa y si las tienes, manténgalas bajo control.
  5. Sepa sus niveles de colesterol y triglicéridos y manténgalos bajo control. Hable con un profesional de la salud o su médico acerca de estas pruebas.
  6. Coma muchas frutas y verduras y mantenga un peso saludable. Su cuerpo necesita menos calorías a medid que envejece.
  7. Busque un médico y hágase examines de bienestar regularmente
  8. Sepa su historia médica familiar e informe su profesional médico de cualquier problema de la salud

http://www.heart.org

Do you know about the #LocalFamilyNetwork?

We are proud to be a part of the Local Family Network, together COS Kids, Matthews Free Medical Clinic and Matthews HELP Center annually provide over $3M in assistance to families in need! We are all supported entirely by our community. We do not receive any funding from government agencies or United Way. Please consider making a donation to continue to strengthen our local community!  Contact us for more details about this exciting partnership!  #LocalFamilyNetworklocal-family-network-logo
www.coskidsmatthews.org
www.matthewsfmc.org
www.matthewshelpcenter.org

 

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!

H&H 2016 sponsorship levels

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.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!