Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) will host its major fundraiser, Bourbon & Bubbly, a Lowcountry dinner party, to benefit BJVIM from 6 to 10 p.m. May 11 at Hewitt Oaks, 205 Stillwell Road in Bluffton.

The public is cordially invited to join in the evening of bourbon and champagne tastings, dinner, and musical entertainment. 

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour under the cascading oaks – including jazz music, a bourbon tasting bar, hors d’oeuvres and a special offering of silent auction items to bid on. 

Following the cocktail and social hour, there will be a Lowcountry-inspired four course dinner, including champagne and wine selections, and a fabulous dessert finale. 

“Hewitt Oaks is the perfect backdrop for this wonderful evening,” said Pam Toney, executive director of BJVIM. “We are so appreciative of our loyal supporters and friends of BJVIM that always help make this event such a success.” 

A silent auction before dinner and a post-dinner live auction will be moderated by well known Charleston auctioneer Tom Crawford.

Tickets for Bourbon & Bubbly are $150 each; a table for eight can be reserved for $1,200. 

Proceeds from the event will help to expand the Ridgeland Clinic and supply medical care for the underinsured community of Bluffton and Jasper counties. Presenting sponsor for Bourbon & Bubbly is Parker’s Kitchen and title sponsors are Hilton Head Regional Health Care and Charter One Real Estate. 

For more information regarding tickets and auction items, visit or contact Dennis Toney at or 843-706-7090, ext. 110.

In operation since 2011, BJVIM’s Bluffton facility is located at 29 Plantation Business Park, Building 600. There is a second clinic located in Ridgeland at 11332 N. Jacob Smart Blvd. 

BJVIM operates with the help of 110 medical and non-medical volunteers, including bilingual volunteers that speak Spanish. BJVIM sees an average of 125 patients a week and requires a minimum of 67 volunteers per week to operate; this includes administrative staff, doctors and nurses.

Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine is one of more than 400 independent free clinics under the guidance of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The clinics offer free medical exams, counseling and nutritional services, as well as preventative disease education to the uninsured and financially qualified members of our community. 

The greater Bluffton and Jasper County clinic provides more than 5,000 medical appointments a year. For more about BJVIM, visit