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St. Joseph Hospital “The Letters” Movie Premiere Raises $19,000 for the Care for the Poor Program

St. Joseph Hospital’s “The Letters” Movie Premiere netted $19,000 for the St. Joseph Hospital Care for the Poor Program. More than 250 guests, including community supporters, local business leaders, physicians, nurses and the movie producers, Brian Oberholzer and Corky Barton, gathered at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Folino Theater to enjoy a small reception followed by “The Letters,” a drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste Van Exem, over nearly a 50-year period. The movie was followed by a Q & A with writer and Director William Riead.

Proceeds from the movie premiere event support the Care for the Poor Program, which provides vital, often life-saving care to the working poor in our community. Without such support, many of these patients would have nowhere else to turn for care.

For more information on the Care for the Poor Program- click here