Winesong 2015 was a huge success offering participants an excellent experience while raising funds for various Mendocino Coast District Hospital equipment. In addition to the Charity Auction proceeds, the annual special project – “Fund-A-Need” – secured over $123,000 for the new “Medical Safety Net,” a bedside medication verification system. Fund-A-Need has been responsible in the past for funding projects for Cardiac and Cancer Care and the purchase of a new ambulance among other important equipment for our local hospital. Winesong proceeds have enabled the Hospital to purchase chemotherapy equipment, portable ultrasound machines for the Emergency Room as well as a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Center, and most recently, Cardiology Equipment.
In addition, one particular auction lot, #47, entitled “Lake County Rising” raised $3,000 which was donated to the disaster relief fund from the devastating fire earlier in the year.