Doctors Hospital at Renaissance proudly hosts an annual “Fishing for Hope” Tournament on South Padre Island, TX. Now in its 11th year, the tournament has raised more than $1.4 million for the Hope Family Health Center! The 2016 tournament is slated for Saturday, August 27th at Louie's Backyard on South Padre Island. For more information, click here.
Hope Family Health Center (HFHC), is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in McAllen that has been providing free medical and counseling care to uninsured families in our community since 1998. HFHC’s mission is to provide services to families and individuals of the Rio Grande Valley who are not insured and who do not qualify for Medicare, Medicaid, County Indigent or any other form of coverage.
All men, women and children seen at HFHC are low income, the majority falling 200% below the identified federal poverty levels. In 2013 the clinic held more than 4,400 medical appointments and 1,000 counseling sessions. In the first quarter of 2013 the clinic received more than 200 new applications for medical and counseling care. Most of these new applications are for those who have not seen a physician in many years and have advanced illnesses.
HFHC has never had a doctor on staff. Since its foundation in 1996, all medical providers, physicians, nurses, PA’s and phlebotomists have volunteered their time. The clinic does not charge patients nor does it run on a ‘scale for service fee;’ rather, patients are asked to leave a $5–$10 donation for services rendered. However, many cannot afford even the smallest donation and therefore cannot pay for the specialized care or medication they very much need.
Over the past 10 years, DHR has raised over $1.4 million for Hope Family Health Center through the “Fishing for Hope” Tournament. In 2015, with the help of our generous sponsors and community members, we surpassed our goal of $250,000 and were able to donate $275,000 to the Hope Family Health Center! The monies donated from “Fishing for Hope” have helped the clinic fulfill its mission to ensure that each person that enters their doors reaches maximum health and self-sufficiency. To learn about the many sponsorship opportunities available for this year's tournament, click here.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and The Hope Family Health Center would like to thank you in advance for your continued support and dedication to this worthy cause.