Town Council recently approved the Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events (CCAASE) grant recommendations and the Telluride Medical Center was one of the recipients. We received $1,500 in funding which will be used to offset the costs to residents of Telluride for the annual fall Health Fair this October, 2010. Since 2001 the Telluride Medical Center has saved patients thousands of dollars by offering discounted blood draws, cancer screenings, free tests and consultations at our annual Health Fair. In the past these tests have detected life-threatening diseases that have helped save lives. For some members of our community, our annual Health Fair is the only access they have to this type of preventative health care.
In the midst of this economic recession it is more important than ever for us serve as many community members as possible. This grant will help us reach this goal. I applaud our Town Council and the members of CCAASE for supporting so many local organizations. During these difficult times with so many Telluride residents struggling, we are thrilled and so grateful to have received the grant. Thank you, Town Council and CCAASE!
– Gordon Reichard, Executive Director, Telluride Medical Center