Letters to the Editor, July 7-10, 2012
July 7, 2012
The brainchild of Canyons leadership once again provided a boost to an organization that provides medical care to the community’s uninsured. Because the Canyons always puts on a good show, nearly 1,000 cars parked at the Cabriolet parking lot and nearly 6,500 people attended the many activities throughout the day on Tuesday. The net proceeds of the parking will be donated to The People’s Health Clinic.
Thanks to the efforts of many Canyons employees and volunteers, the July 3 event proved to be a success on many levels. Canyons is a great example of supporting its employees and a local nonprofit at the same time. On behalf of the clinic and our patients, we thank the Canyons for its partnership and cooperation to make our community a great place to live.
Development director, The People’s Health Clinic
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