McLaren Charity gala benefits young victims of sexual abuse




From left are Dr. Edwin and Rosemary Gullekson with Heidi and Joe Del Serrone. Dr. Gullekson is the Medical Director of the Child Evaluation Clinic.

From left are Dr. Edwin and Rosemary Gullekson with Heidi and Joe Del Serrone. Dr. Gullekson is the Medical Director of the Child Evaluation Clinic.

FLINT — An evening of glitz, glam and giving was in store for 300 guests who attended the Club 401 Charity Gala sponsored by McLaren Foundation on Jan. 30. With the theme “Old Hollywood,” the event raised $140,000, with proceeds benefitting the Child Evaluation Clinic in Genesee County.

The Child Evaluation Clinic, operated by McLaren Flint, helps young victims of sexual abuse and their families cope with the medical and emotional trauma associated with this horrendous offense. Located at the Weiss Child Advocacy Center, the Child Evaluation Clinic provides medical and psychosocial examinations of children from ages 2 months to 17 who are suspected victims of child sexual abuse. The physical evidence gained at the clinic is critical in prosecuting perpetrators and bringing them to justice. The McLaren physicians, nurses and social workers at the Clinic have all been specially trained to work within this field and blend expertise and compassion to make the experience as comfortable as possible for these young victims.

The Clinic works closely with the Genesee County prosecutor’s office, law enforcement, the judicial system and the Weiss Child Advocacy Center.

Details: Visit mclaren.org/flint. G.G.


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