Contact: Jennifer Kurczek
Community Relations Director
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Give “The Gift of Health”
CHN Foundation launches Annual Appeal
The Community Health Network (CHN) Foundation has launched its first Annual Appeal to raise monies for local children and adults with serious medical needs – and promote the health and wellbeing of people in the communities it serves.
“Everybody deserves the best healthcare possible—despite his or her financial resources,” said Jennifer Kurczek, of the CHN Foundation. “The philosophy of the CHN Foundation is to help where it is needed most by giving grants that assist individuals experiencing the financial challenges that often accompany medical situations.”
Aside from assisting individuals one-on-one
through the Lucille Schultz Caring For
Kids and Sandy Tincher Trust Funds,
the CHN Foundation will provide grant monies to local non-profit community
groups starting in early 2004. In addition, the Ann Marie Frost Arb Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000
scholarship to a
“The Gift of Health” Giving Circles
Bronze Member– Up to $249
At the Bronze level, your donation may be used to help fund prescription co-payment costs.
Silver Member – $250-999
By participating in the Silver level, your gift may be used to help fund lodging and transportation costs for families who must travel for specialized healthcare.
Gold Member – $1,000-2,499
Your donation at the Gold level may help pay for deductibles and co-insurance for families requiring intensive medical care, such as surgery, transplants or chemotherapy.
Platinum Member – $2,500 and over
As a Platinum donor, your generosity may help families obtain specialized medical equipment, such as a power wheelchair, that is medically necessary but not covered by health insurance.
Because it is a 501 (c) (3) charitable
giving organization, contributions made to the CHN Foundation are
tax-deductible as allowed by law. Anyone wishing to give The Gift of Health may forward a donation to the CHN Foundation;
How to Apply For Grant Funding
For an individual to qualify for grant funding through the CHN Foundation, an applicant must:
· Reside within the CHN Service Area; and
· Be diagnosed with a medical, dental or mental health problem that is life threatening; long term; or temporary and the family lacks the financial resources to provide necessary corrective treatment.
Grants are provided in-kind and need not be paid back, and the recipient of funding is not required to be a CHN patient.
Applications for CHN
Foundation grants to individuals and families are available on the CHN website
and www.communityhealthnetwork.org, most schools and county
health departments, or by calling
CHN Foundation Mission
To support and develop programs and services to promote the health and well being of all people in our service communities.