What is Spring Surge?  It’s a party!  And it’s ton of fun. Come with your best friends and make new friends as you enjoy an evening of fine wine, fabulous foods, a sizzling silent auction, and a high energy fashion show.  But Spring Surge is more than just fun.  Its primary goal is to raise money for safety-net medical clinics which provide critical services to our medically uninsured and underinsured neighbors in the greater Sacramento region.  To date, thanks to the collective effort and generosity of people like you, Spring Surge has raised a cumulative total of $3,400,000 for a network of over twenty clinics that together provide 250,000 patient care visits per year.

Our 13th annual food, wine, and fashion show fundraiser for safety net medical clinics in the greater Sacramento region was held at The Del Paso Country Club on the evening of March 18th.  It was our special honor to recognize Henry Wirz, CEO Retired of SAFE Credit Union, as this year’s Safety Net Hero.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, guests, and volunteers, we raised $310,000 for the following clinics: Bayanihan Clinic, Clinica Tepati, CommuniCare Health Centers, CSERF’s SPIRIT Project, Elica Health Centers, Health & Life Organization (HALO), Imani Clinic, Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic, Knights Landing Clinic, MercyClinic Loaves & Fishes, Paul Hom Asian Clinic, Peach Tree Health operating at MercyClinic Northwood, WellSpace Health, and Willow Clinic.


SPONSORS: Dignity Health, Epic, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, UC Davis Health, Sutter Medical Group, Brown Construction, Kaneski Associates, New York Life, SAFE Credit Union, Securitas, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, River City Medical Group.
CHAMPAGNE GREETING SPONSORS:  Mr. & Mrs. William and JoAnn McGowan
ANGEL SPONSORS:  Drs. Alan Anzai and Shing Chung
BENEFACTORS‭: Dr. & Mrs. Thomas and Elizabeth Atkins, Dr. & Mrs. Robert and Tina Azevedo, Dr. Yvonne Otani
PATRONS: Dr. & Mrs. Jay and Cara Ahmad, Dr. & Mrs. Hilary and Maureen Brodie, Dr. and Mrs. James and Carol Goodnight, Ms. Susanne Paradis and Mr. Jim Eggleston, Mr. & Mrs. Chuck and Lori Krouse, Drs. Jim and Nancy Joye, Dr. Denise Satterfield
VIP’s: Mr. Mike Wiethorn
FOOD DONORS: Brittle California, Buckhorn Catering, Chocolate Fountains Delite, Crisp Catering, Dianda’s Italian Bakery, Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, Iron Horse Tavern, Matteo’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, Nothing Bundt Cake, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Supper Club
WINE DONORS:  Amici Cellars, Andrew Walter, Ard Aven, Astoria Wine Group, Cooper Vineyards, Fiddlehead Cellars, Heringer Estates, Klinker Brick Winery, Michael-David Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Seavey Vineyard, Whitehall Lane, Yorba
MEDIA SPONSORS: Sacramento Magazine, Karen Adams Designer & Copywriter, Ellis & Ellis Signs, PhotoSoBello
FASHION SHOW PARTICIPANTS: Fashion show coordinator: Lesli Chuck. Assistants: Julie Kuo, Sharareh Hanjan, Bahar Hanjani, Setareh Soleiman, Ann Baker, Lesa Pensak. Models: Anna Kiger, Liza Kirkland, Kadee Thompson, Julie Freischlag, Enkhee Tuvshingogs, Shaila Bonano, Stephanie Yee-Guardino, Beth Noe, Sharee Palma, Linda Geraghty, Marci Bernard, Sally Mohr, Robin Garland, Heidi Perry, Gina Daleiden, Ginger Joyce.
FASHION SHOW CLOTHIER: Shu Shu’s Clothing & Accessories
AUCTION, GIFT, & PRIZE DONORS: Thom Atkins, Ernie Bodai, Barrell Boss, Brittle CA, Ruben Casillas & Heidi Lush, Dixon Florist, Sandra Hatcher, Chck and Suzy Horton, Betsy Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Klinker Brick, George Meye, Darrell O’Sullivan, Sacramento Zoo, Sylvia Schaefer, Sera Fina Cellars, Shu Shu Boutique, Kimberly Wiley.
EVENT VOLUNTEERS: Maria Baker, Lou Bronzan, Shelly Bronzan, Elisa Bryant, Angela Carrasco, Diana Dunham, Lizza Fung, Tara Johnson, Danica Kimball, Maureen McKennan, Nicole Quant, Ruth Ricci, Lisa Roberts, Erin Roberts-Bonsett, Dennis Silva, Julie Silva, Jenna Strack, Kevin Yuan, Joellen Welsch, Areanna DiBella, Adam Silva, Kristin Donovan
EVENT PLANNERS:  Beth Abad, Development, UC Davis Health; Karen Adams, Communications Consultant; Kaci Baldi, Mercy Foundation; Tina Bozzini, The Permanente Medical Group; John Chuck, M.D., The Permanente Medical Group; Lesli Chuck, Serotonin Surge Charities; Patty Crotzer, Serotonin Surge; Linda Geraghty, Serotonin Surge; Amy Jouan, UC Davis School of Medicine; Liza Kirkland, Dignity Health; William McGowan, Serotonin Surge; Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., UC Davis Health; Leah Soos, Sutter Health; and Jill Woodard, UC Davis Health.