Overall, the free clinic and dental clinic were able to provide $2.2 million worth of free services to the community last year.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) --The community gathered tonight as the Medical Center at Bowling Green held its annual make the season bright event.
Santa made an appearance, children performed music in the auditorium, and then it was outside to light the tree. Each light was sponsored in memory of a loved one, and the donations will go directly to Commonwealth Health Free Clinic and Dental Clinic.
"We have people that donate every year, and what they do is they sponsor a light on the tree, and that helps to support the free clinic. Every dollar that people donate goes directly to patient care," said Creakfast Club Committee Chair Tony Witty.
Witty says last year, the clinics provided more than $2 million worth of services to the community. He says the tree that was lit tonight was planted earlier this week, and it will be lit each Christmas to help celebrate the season and give back to the community.
Commonwealth Health says last year's donations were able to assist in providing 2,400 medical visits, 5,000 dental visits, and 8,244 prescriptions were filled. Volunteers gave 1,788 hours of their time. Overall, the free clinic and dental clinic were able to provide $2.2 million worth of free services to the community.
The Medical Centers at Franklin and Scottsville also held their own Make the Season Bright events earlier in December.