A Toast to Latino Health

Toast to Latino Health Benefit Night

On October 24th, 2013, the Health Organization for Latin America (HOLA) and over 100 Emory students, faculty, staff and community members celebrated the hard work of El Refugio at the Toast to Latino Health benefit. The cocktail event, held at the Solarium and hosted by HOLA, was dedicated to those working toward improving the health of Latinos and to raising awareness on the importance of the health of the Latino community. Specifically, the beneficiary of the event was El Refugio, a non-profit organization that serves the detainees and loved ones of detainees through a hospitality house near Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA.

HOLA was thrilled by the turnout and support for this first ever event. In addition to a silent auction and dancing, Dr. Karen Andes, Global Health professor at the Rollins School of Public Health spoke as the emcee and Rocio Woody, Director of Road to Recovery, spoke on mental health and immigration as the keynote speaker.

The Toast to Latino Health proved to be a great success, raising $1,807 for El Refugio through ticket sales, silent auctions, and donations. The event was made possible by the hard work of the HOLA 2013 Executive Board, HOLA members, donor organizations, and community partnerships and support