We are proud that Rock the Boat has become synonymous with a Night to Remember as well as a Good Time Event!
We are moving from Saturday to Friday night and from our traditional seated dinner to a vibrant reception filled with loads of food (healthy of course!), music and dancing (can’t leave that behind), a great auction, and a behind the scenes look at how MCHC continues to promote better health through better eating.
Rock the Boat is Mattapan Community Health Center's signature Fundraising Gala, which began in 1997. The goals of the Gala are to raise funds for our work, recruit friends, and to honor individuals who are making significant contributions to the Community Health Center Movement. The 1997 Gala set in motion the framework for the Health Center’s Annual Ga-las, which were held every April on Boston's premier cruise tour ship Spirit of Boston, for nine years. In 2006, because of the success of our gala, we relocated to a larger venue (hotel) on land.
This year, we will highlight our Nutrition programs and services as we engage with our community around diabetes, weight control, and developing an understanding of how our relationship with food affects all aspects of our lives. We are inviting some of Boston's premiere chefs and nutritionists to help us with our menu and our onsite activities. While we explore the benefits of good nutrition, we will also present MCHC's annual Community Health Pinnacle Award to two amazing community health advocates, Denise and William Finard. We hope you will join us to salute their great work in the City that benefits us all.