Major Gifts and Grants: Winter 2019
ONE Charlotte Health Alliance launched two mobile health units with a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
As part of its mission to break down barriers to care, ONE Charlotte Health Alliance – formed by Atrium Health, Novant Health and the Mecklenburg County Health Department – is deploying two new mobile health units that will bring health screenings and services to some of Charlotte’s most underserved areas. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has committed to provide $750,000 over the next three years to support operations of the mobile health units, helping ONE Charlotte Health Alliance maintain convenient access to advanced primary care services that are essential for the wellbeing of our community. Continue reading.
Gift from the Estate of John Crosland, Jr. to support Levine Children’s
Atrium Health Foundation was the recipient of a $250,000 bequest from the estate of John Crosland, Jr. which fulfills a pledge made by the late Mr. Crosland in 2005 in connection with our “Dare to Dream” campaign for Levine Children’s Hospital. This meaningful gift will fund comprehensive support programs, treatment advances and early-stage clinical research trials for the benefit of thousands of children treated at Levine Children’s Hospital each year.
Heineman Medical Outreach supports multiple research studies across Atrium Health
Atrium Health Foundation received a Heineman Medical Outreach Grant for $90,000 designated to support research projects being conducted at Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute, Musculoskeletal Institute, and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, led by Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh, Dr. Claude Moorman, III, and Dr. John Cedarholm respectively.
Major Gifts and Grants: December 2018
Pfizer Oncology to Shed Light on Breast Cancer Research
Levine Cancer Institute was awarded an $800,000 grant from Pfizer Oncology in support of breast cancer research at the Institute. The ASPIRE Breast Cancer Research Award will specifically fund a trial to develop novel therapeutic combinations for certain types of breast cancer. Dr. Antoinette Tan, Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at the Institute, will serve as the sponsor-investigator for the trial.
Charlotte Knights Hit a Home-Run for Pediatric Rehabilitation at Levine Children’s
Following a generous commitment of $173,000 made in August 2018 by the Charlotte Knights, Levine Children’s Hospital celebrated the opening of a newly-renovated fourth floor Rehabilitation playroom in December. The baseball-themed, therapeutic rehab space is specially designed to optimize the comfort and recovery of pediatric rehabilitation patients who are working to advance their rehab goals—while having some fun in the process. The playroom now features a baseball diamond, a Charlotte skyline mural as seen from the Knights’ field in Uptown, images of players, and a mini Clubhouse complete with lockers. This latest gift from the Charlotte Knights to Levine Children’s Hospital marks the continuation of a remarkable 16-year partnership between the team and Atrium Health.
Secret Santa Radiothon Raises Over $153,000 to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital
In December, the halls of Levine Children’s Hospital were decked with holiday cheer for the seventh annual Secret Santa Radiothon, presented by Morris-Jenkins. Beasley Media Group radio stations The New 103.7, K 104.7, Power 98 and V 101.9 took over the airwaves along with Kiss 95.1’s MRL Show, veteran hosts of the radiothon. Each station used its unique voice to encourage listeners to call-in and brighten the holidays for Levine Children’s patients. In addition to listeners who donated throughout the day, the Secret Santa radiothon inspired a generous matching gift made by Dewey Jenkins, owner of local heating and air conditioning company Morris-Jenkins and chair of the LCH Board of Ambassadors.