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Giving Circle Grants Announcement

Dwight Heaney Dwight Heaney March 31, 2014 0 Comments Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Giving Circle of Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the grants that were awarded from funds raised during its 2013 program year. The grants totaling $14,550 were awarded to three health and wellness initiatives at Fort HealthCare.

A grant for $6,500 was awarded to support the services of Dr. David Rutledge at the Rock River Free Clinic. Fort HealthCare’s commitment to Dr. Rutledge’s service on a full-time basis has allowed the clinic to nearly triple the number of children and families being served in the past year. The Rock River Free Clinic provides preventative care and treatment for at risk and vulnerable children and families who live in Jefferson County.

A grant for $6,500 was awarded to the Community Health & Wellness initiatives of Fort HealthCare in collaboration with the Healthiest Community Coalitions in Jefferson and Walworth Counties. These coalitions improve the health of their local communities through activities and education that fit local interests and needs. Coalitions in Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, and Whitewater are planning activities for the coming year.

A grant for $1,550 was awarded to the Pediatric Wellness Team at Fort HealthCare to combat childhood obesity. Funds will be used to expand opportunities for children and families seeking to incorporate healthier eating and fitness habits into their everyday lifestyle. Programs such as Movin’ & Losin’, Railyard Obstacle Course, and Camp 911 continue to grow due to increased interest from local families.

The Giving Circle invites women who are interested in improving the health and well-being of our community to become members in 2014. A series of four lunches is held each year to educate members about healthcare issues important to the Fort HealthCare service area. Members are asked to contribute a minimum of $100 to participate. At the end of the program year, the membership awards grants to Fort HealthCare to support the healthcare needs of children and families in our community.

If you are interested to learn more about the Giving Circle, you are welcome to contact the Foundation office at (920) 568-5404 or email at foundation@forthc.com.