NORMAL — The Community Health Care Clinic has exceeded its fundraising goal in connection with the clinic's 25th anniversary.
The clinic for low-income McLean County residents who are uninsured or under-insured surpassed its goal to raise $25,000 from the community in 25 days by receiving $26,205, Executive Director Mike Romagnoli said.
"I'm truly humbled by the community's support for the clinic and continuing to ensure that we can carry out the mission of our founders," Romagnoli said.
The clinic, which celebrated its anniversary in April with a Commitment to Health Luncheon attended by 250 people, began the 25-day campaign in July in partnership with The Pantagraph.
The clinic, 900 Franklin Ave., Normal, provides primary care and prescription medicines to 1,162 low-income residents with chronic diseases. Some patients have jobs that don't offer health insurance, some people can't afford the health insurance offered to them or need help paying medical or pharmaceutical bills until they reach their deductible.
Operating expenses for the clinic in 2018 totaled $647,969, with revenue coming from individual donations, fundraisers, grants, local governments, businesses, community organizations and patient donations.
The clinic receives no state or federal money for operations and no longer receives money from United Way of McLean County.