11 May Rubber Ducks Race to Keep Healthcare Afloat for Orange County’s Underserved Families During AltaMed’s 24th Annual Duck-a-Thon™
Photo by Paul Rodriguez, OC Register
Thousands of bright yellow rubber ducks will flood the Huntington Beach Pier May 14, 2016 at 3 p.m. for the 24th annual Duck-a-Thon™ to benefit AltaMed Medical & Dental Group –Huntington Beach, a non-profit that provides medical and dental care for Orange County’s underserved families. This year’s Duck-a-Thon,™ themed “Super Star Heroes,” honors our Huntington Beach firefighters, police & lifeguards, while celebrating a long-standing Huntington Beach tradition of family fun in the sun with surf, food and rubber duck races to keep vital health services accessible to families in need. Even with the implementation of Obamacare, many still remain without basic healthcare coverage. As the largest health and dental provider to the uninsured population in Orange County, AltaMed has increased its staff and has extended walk-in hours in recent years to accommodate a growing number of patients. Each year, AltaMed’s Huntington Beach Clinic provides more than 53,000 patient visits, in large part because of the Duck-a-Thon™ fundraiser.
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