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The Institute Sponsors O+ Spring Gala

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Allana Edwards

The Institute Sponsors O+ Spring Gala

April 30, 2019

On April 6th, 2019, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of O+ as a sponsor of their 2019 Spring Gala in Kingston, NY. The event honored Dr. Renee House with the inaugural CO+NERSTONE award for her outstanding ten years at the organization.

Founded in 2010 in Kingston, NY, O+ is a small group of doctors, dentists, and artists-activists that believe in the exchange of art and medicine; they started the O+ festival in 2011 to donate a variety of health services to artists and musicians, many of whom are uninsured.  The Institute was an early partner, with long-time faculty physician Dr. Mark Josefski serving as one of the first doctors involved in planning O+ events. Since 2011, O+ arts and music festivals in Kingston have featured staff teams from the Institute, who offer on-site screenings and health education at the festival and connect artists and musicians with ongoing care at the Institute’s network of health centers. We are proud to partner with O+ and excited to see what the future holds!