Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) will host its major fundraiser, a Lowcountry dinner party, Bourbon & Bubbly to benefit BJVIM on Thursday, May 12 from 6 p.m. – 1o p.m.  The public is cordially invited to join in a magical evening of bourbon and champagne tastings; dinner at beautiful Hewitt Oaks, 205 Stillwell Road; and musical entertainment.

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

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

“We are thrilled to return to this gorgeous setting for this special evening,” says Pam Toney, Executive Director of BJVIM. “Thanks to our wonderful supporters and friends of BJVIM, I know it’s going to be an enjoyable evening benefiting our community.”

Tickets for Bourbon & Bubbly are $150 each; a table for 8 can be reserved for $1,000. Proceeds from the event, including the silent auction before dinner and a post dinner live auction, moderated by well known radio personality Monty Jett, will help supply medical care for the underinsured community of Bluffton and Jasper County. Special thanks to Title Sponsors for Bourbon & Bubbly, Charter One, Hewitt Oaks, Hilton Head Regional Health Care and South Street Partners.

For more information on tickets and auction items, visit or contact Dennis Toney at or 843.706.7090, ext. 110.


In operation since 2011, BJVIM’s new Bluffton facility is located at 29 Plantation Business Park, Units 601-604. There is a second office 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 100 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 over 90 independent clinics under the guidance of the National Volunteers in Medicine Alliance. The clinics offer free medical exams, counseling and nutritional services, as well as preventative disease education. The greater Bluffton and Jasper County clinic sees more than 2,000 patients a year.