MASH Bash takes you back in time, benefits Mission of Mercy

Posted at 5:12 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 07:15:35-05

The Mission of Mercy’s annual signature fundraising event called “MASH BASH 2019” will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6 pm at the American Bank Center.

The MASH Bash, will take you back to a time when the swamp was a barracks and soldiers were named Hot Lips and Hawkeye.

The long-running CBS comedy series about a mobile Army surgical hospital during the Korean War captivated a generation of TV watchers, lasting from 1972 to 1983.

Its 1983 finale is still the highest rated single television series episode of all time, with 121.6 million watching. It is still in reruns.

This fun casual themed medical military event will include dinner, dancing, silent auction, bid board, photo op, raffle, table decoration contest, costume contest, special games, awards, cash bar, fun decorations, and much more.

Special games include: Syringe Darts, Mini Mine Field Golf, Grenade Toss, and a Giant Version of Operation. Entertainment to be provided by Five Card Draw.

Tickets are $125 per person, and sponsorships start at $1000.

This year our Honorees are:

Jesse Villarreal-Volunteer of the Year

Dr. Sandra Rodrigues-Impact Award Recipient

Angie Martinez-Impact Award Recipient

Dr. Arnoldo Villarreal-Impact Award Recipient

For questions or additional information, please contact Jennifer at 361-883-5500 or visit www.amissionofmercy/

CLICK HERE to Register for MASH BASH

All proceeds from MASH BASH support Mission of Mercy’s mission of restoring dignity and “Healing through Love” and allows them to:

  • provide free medical care and medication assistance
  • free vision services and discounted eyewear
  • behavioral health counseling
  • All at no cost to our patients

Mission of Mercy works to accomplish their mission by providing programs and services at their Medical Center located at 2421 Ayers Street in Corpus Christiand mobile clinic in the rural area of Sandia.

In 2017, they provided 92 clinic days, saw 1,594 patient, provided 4,836 patient visits and follow up care and assisted patients in acquiring prescription medications.

Their patients are people who work, cannot get health insurance, and cannot afford to pay for healthcare on their own.

Programs and Services

  • They provide free diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to approximately 1,500 patients which is about 4,270 free patient visits annually. (2017-18 fiscal year)
  • Medication Assistance -We enroll patients in indigent drug programs run by pharmaceutical companies so they are able to get their medications at the lowest rate possible.
  • They now provide a free eye clinic and deeply discounted eye wear in partnership with Layton Optical.
  • They now provide free behavioral counseling in partnership with The Ecumenical Center.
  • Diabetes Education, one on one diabetes counseling and nutrition sessions, and Healthy Cooking Classes
  • New – Faith and Finance Classes
  • New – Faith and Work Classes
  • They provide approximately 13 clinic days per month, with late afternoon/early evening appointments two to three times a month and two to three mobile clinic days in rural Sandia.