The Wilson Post, March 14, 2018
March Madness is here, and Mt. Juliet’s Charis Health Center is “going dancing” in this year’s Brackets For Good Tournament. Charis was selected from more than 2,100 non-profit organizations across the country who registered to compete in the online fund-raising tournament.
“Last year, we made it to the Engaged Eight round of the Nashville tournament, where we lost by $5 at the buzzer,” Charis Health Center Executive Director Lea Rowe said. “It was a heartbreaking loss, and our opponent, Cottage Cove Urban Ministries, went on to win the tournament and $10,000. We’re facing them again in Round 1 this year, and we really need our community to show up and donate this week so we can advance to Round 2.”
Supporters can get in the game and help Charis in the single-elimination, bracket-style fund-raising tournament by donating at nashville.bfg.org/bracket or 1-855-726-7323. The tournament tipped off on Friday, March 9, and the Round 1 donation period is open until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16.
Every dollar donated to Charis Health Center through BFG.org is a point for Charis. If Charis wins in Round 1 by scoring more donations, they will advance to Round 2, which runs from March 16 through 23. The tournament continues each week until April 6, when the non-profit champion will win $10,000.
Charis Health Center is a non-profit, faith-based primary care clinic with no political affiliation that provides primary health care to uninsured residents in the Middle Tennessee area. Charis operates like a regular doctor’s office, but it is staffed primarily by volunteers. Through community support, Charis is able to limit the cost to patients to $25 for an office visit and $40 for a well-woman exam and free mammogram referral. To learn more, call (615) 773-5785.
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