Children's Volunteer Health Network to host 15th Annual Big Give

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August 14, 2019
Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) is excited to announce the Big Give is set for Friday, Sept. 27 at Bud & Alley’s in Seaside! Formerly known as the Hurricane Party, the event is in its 15th year.
"Last year's Big Give was my first signature event as CVHN'S new executive director,” Brian Lowe of CVHN, said. “A year later, I have developed an even greater grasp of the needs of children who are underserved, and I'm excited about gathering together for a fun time to raise lots of money to ensure all of our kids have access to quality care."
The CVHN Big Give is a Carribean-themed evening featuring live music, dancing, and a delicious buffet dinner provided by Bud & Alley's. Dress in coastal chic, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a memorable evening raising funds for the kids! This annual event raises money that directly impacts CVHN programs serving children in need. Tickets to the event are $100 each. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to A cash bar will be available.
The event will include an array of live and silent auction items, which will be available for preview and bidding in the coming weeks.This year’s live auction items such as a week long trip to Bali and a trip to Anguilla are two of the items sure to cause a bidding frenzy. The silent auction is also packed full with tickets to local events, staycations, and exclusive items and packages from local businesses. Follow The Big Give event on Facebook for updates.
"Dave and I are excited to be hosting the CVHN Big Give again this year,” Carol Rauschkolb, wife of Bud & Alley’s owner, Dave Rauschkolb, said. “CVHN is an organization that we whole-heartedly believe in and support. We feel strongly about helping local families regain hope through community support, and we love that CVHN has been working hard to do this since 2005 by providing free dental and medical healthcare to uninsured and under-insured children in Walton and Okaloosa County.”
All proceeds from the event go to CVHN, which spends 94 cents of every dollar on its programs. CVHN provides kids in Walton and Okaloosa Counties with access to health care through its three major programs: the Mobile Dental Clinic that visits elementary schools and other local charities, a network of volunteer providers, and the CVHN Dental Clinic located in Santa Rosa Beach. CVHN provides dental and vision care to underserved children throughout Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Visit for more information about the mission of CVHN.
Sponsorship opportunities are available; e-mail for more information.
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ABOUT CHILDREN'S VOLUNTEER HEALTH NETWORK, INC. (CVHN), is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2005 in response to Walton and Okaloosa County's large population of low-income families unable to access high-quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. The mission of CVHN is to improve the health and well-being of children in need. CVHN strives towards this mission by utilizing a network of over 95 local, volunteer physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers. CVHN also operates the 'Just for Grins' Mobile Dental Clinic, which visits local elementary schools and other non-profits, and the CVHN Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. All services are free to children enrolled in Walton and Okaloosa county schools on the free or reduced lunch programs. CVHN has facilitated more than 86,000 free procedures since its inception. More than 19,000 children have been helped, resulting in over 6.2 million dollars in free health services provided to our community. CVHN spends 94 cents of every dollar on its programs. The vision of CVHN is for all God’s children to be healthy, happy and see their futures as limitless. Until that day, there is more work to be done. For more information, call 850-622-3200 or visit