Free Clinic Holiday Ball raises $200,000

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The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington raised more than $200,000 at its annual holiday ball.

The event Saturday at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver raised $204,185. That money will be used to provide free medical and dental care for children and adults who are otherwise unable to access such services.

In addition to selling 235 tickets, the fundraiser included a wine auction, silent auction and jewelry raffle. This was the fourth year of the annual ball.

The fundraiser revenue makes up 17 percent of the Free Clinic's annual budget, according to the clinic.