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University of San Francisco’s California Prize Dinner Set for October 29
Date:10/2/2013

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013

The University of San Francisco (USF) will honor the San Francisco Free Clinic, recipient of the 2013 University of San Francisco California Prize for Service and the Common Good, during a dinner gala on Tuesday, October 29 starting at 6 p.m. Doctors Tricia and Richard Gibbs, founders of the Clinic, will be accepting the USF California Prize during the event. Taking place on the USF Hilltop campus in the heart of San Francisco, the annual USF California Prize Dinner welcomes 400 attendees to praise and pay tribute to the work of the awardee.

Focused on community wellness, the San Francisco Free Clinic provides free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance, while also advancing the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners.

“USF is pleased to recognize Doctors Richard and Tricia Gibbs with its USF California Prize for twenty years of hard work at establishing and overseeing the development of the San Francisco Free Clinic,” said USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. “In honoring their work, the University also draws attention to this nation’s failure to provide universal health care. Richard and Tricia have selflessly devoted themselves to caring for those who otherwise would not have access to the high quality health care that the Free Clinic delivers. In doing this, they have also provided clinical placements for medical students who have subsequently made career-altering decisions to include service to the uninsured in their practice. These two doctors have created a circle of benevolence that is reverberating across the country, one physician at a time.”

The University of San Francisco California Prize recognizes significant service in pursuit of the common good of society, and comes with a monetary award and handcrafted medal. The prize was created to recognize an organization or ind
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