Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King Jr., will be the guest speaker at the Eden Clinic’s 25th Annual Gala, scheduled for Sept. 21 at the NCED Hotel and Conference Center in Norman.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the faith-based, 501c3 nonprofit in its mission of serving the health care and pregnancy needs of women. Tickets, which are tax-deductible, are $50 per person. In addition, a wide range of sponsorship opportunities, from $750 to over $20,000, are available.
Eden Clinic began in Norman in 1996 and this year celebrates 25 years as a Pregnancy Help Center and three years as a Women’s Healthcare Clinic. Today, with locations in Norman and Midwest City, Eden Clinic serves an average of 1,500 women annually. Since 2007, patient visits have steadily increased an average of 25% each year except for 2020 (during the pandemic).
Through its Pregnancy Help Center, Eden supports young women facing unplanned or unwanted pregnancies, using innovative approaches to walk alongside them in their personal situation and providing honest answers to confusing questions.
“Our goal,” said Eden Clinic executive director Lisa Hill, “is to support them through education, services and material resources as they begin their journey into parenthood.”
“In addition to our Pregnancy Help Center, we provide an atmosphere of trust through our medical services as we meet the health care needs of women and build relationships,” Hill said. “Our medical services include fertility education, first trimester prenatal care, annual well woman exams, cancer screenings, and STI/STD testing and treatment.”
Eden Clinic’s primary medical patient is uninsured or underinsured. Services are provided on a sliding-scale fee based on family size and income; no patient is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
The clinic offers many tests and programs for free, including pregnancy testing, OB ultrasound, pregnancy wellness classes, and pregnancy information and options.
Learn more about Eden Clinic or the Eden Gala (tickets or sponsorships) at FriendsofEden.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.