FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY:

Friday, April 26, 2019

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Kathy Melley, Community Catalyst

kmelley@communitycatalyst.org / (617) 791-0708

Maria Gonzalez, Health Care For All

mgonzalez@hcfama.org / (617) 320-3659

 

 

Health Care For All and Community Catalyst Celebrate 'Together For The People': An Event Honoring Health Care Leader Rob Restuccia

 

Speakers include Governor Charlie Baker and Andrew Dreyfus, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Over 700 people have confirmed attendance

 

WHAT: An evening to honor Rob Restuccia, a remarkable health care leader and trailblazer in the health reform movement. Together For The People, a joint event benefiting Community Catalyst and Health Care For All, will celebrate the decades of hard work Rob, who passed away last month, invested in creating and leading two highly respected consumer health care advocacy organizations that are making a profound difference in people's lives in Massachusetts and nationally. Thus far, this fundraising effort has generated nearly $1.8 million dollars in support of both organizations.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:00-9:00 PM

 

WHERE: Boston Park Plaza 50 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

 

WHO: Over 700 confirmed guests, including current and former Massachusetts and federal government officials, health care executives and advocates, business and community leaders, consumers, and family members.

 

Event speakers: Governor Charlie Baker; Andrew Dreyfus, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Chris Palmieri, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Care Alliance; Wendy Warring, senior vice president of Network Development, Children's Hospital in Boston and Chair of the Community Catalyst Board; Marcia Hams, Chair of Health Care For All Board; Diane Felicio, interim Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Community Catalyst; Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director of Health Care For All; and members of the Restuccia-Feinberg family.

 

Event sponsors include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Kate and Philippe Villers, Partners Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Steve Rosenfeld and Margot Botsford, Paul and Joanne Egerman, Andrew Dreyfus, Tom and Meredith Sobol, and Boston Children's Hospital, among many others.

 

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About Health Care For All (HCFA):

Health Care For All (HCFA) is a Massachusetts nonprofit advocacy organization working to create a health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and culturally competent care to everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us. We achieve this as leaders in public policy, advocacy, education and service to consumers in Massachusetts. For more information about HCFA, visit our website at www.hcfama.org. You can also call our free HelpLine (800) 272-4232 if you need help applying for health insurance.

 

About Community Catalyst:

Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. Headquartered in Boston, Community Catalyst has offices in Washington, DC, Atlanta, New York, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. For more information, visit www.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @HealthPolicyHub.