DINNER and DIAGNOSIS

Dinner and Diagnosis is an annual event held each year with the assistance of many volunteers. This event helps fund the medical program at Neighbor for Neighbor.

On July 27, 2008 the Friends of Neighbor for Neighbor and the Church of the Resurrection hosted the 5th annual "Dinner & Diagnosis" charitable fundraiser to benefit the Dan Allen Medical Clinic at NFN. This was the fifth year in a row that Chef Michael Fusco, owner of Michael Fusco's Riverside Grill, prepared and donated a delicious beef and 3-cheese pasta dinner for the event that was attended by over 400 NFN supporters. Over 100 of these guests also did double-duty as volunteers to help serve the dinner, welcome guests, or work the silent auction tables. The main sponsors for the event were the Hille Foundation, the Oxley Foundation, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Ruth Nelson Family Foundation. Other sponsors included Anchor Stone Company, Mrs. Myrtis Smith, and St. Francis Health Systems. Also, in addition to those who purchased single tickets, 12 other guests purchased tables as Gold, Silver or Bronze NFN Patrons. Entertainment for the event, held at the Allan Chapman Activity Center on the TU campus, included guitarist Joesf Glaude, the John Hamill jazz trio, and guest vocalist Rebecca Marks-Jimerson who also served as the Emcee. A live auction led by auctioneer Jay Litchfield of Grand American Auction offered 20 items including a condo on South Padre Island for 5 nights, a catered dinner for 35 from Andale's Tex-Mex restaurant, autographed TU football and basketball, a Jack Nicklaus wool rug, plus jewelry, artwork, and special home-prepared meals. The live auction brought in over $13,000 in addition to another $11,000 from an array of silent auction items. All together, the fundraiser netted over $122,000 and the monies will be used to purchase much-needed medical equipment, supplies and medicines for the medical, dental, and optometric clinics and dispensary at Neighbor for Neighbor.


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