Sapphires and Stars Gala 2015

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland’s 45th Anniversary Sapphires and Stars Gala

Elk & Elk is proud to support The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland in celebration of its 45th Anniversary at the Sapphires and Stars Gala.

Sapphires and Stars Gala

The benefit will be hosted on Saturday, September 19, at Cleveland’s InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center from 6 to 11 p.m. The Free Clinic will be recognizing the people, community organizations and businesses that make its work possible. These special honorees include:

Individual Honorees:

Charles F. Clarke, Esq.*

Dr. Pete Cubberley*

Gordon S. Friedman, Esq.

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Stephen & Sondra Hardis

Donald Messinger, Esq.

The Roth Family

*awarded posthumously

Community Partner Honorees:

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Clinic

University Hospitals

Corporate Honorees:

Forest City Enterprises, Inc.



Proceeds from the event will support The Free Clinic’s efforts to provide individuals and families in Northeast Ohio with access to the quality health care they deserve, regardless of ability to pay.

Tickets for The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland’s Sapphires and Stars Gala are $150 each, and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, program and entertainment.

Purchase tickets here.

For more information about the event, contact Joan Palumbo, Chief Advancement Officer, at (216) 707-3403 or [email protected].

About The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Free Clinic aims to provide quality health care to individuals and families, regardless of their ability to pay. Nearly 65 percent of its patients lack insurance, for reasons ranging from inability to afford premiums to lack of awareness about new coverage options. Services offered by The Free Clinic include primary and specialty care, medication assistance, dental care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment and various others. For more information, visit