Health

Michael Jordan Donating $7M to Open Medical Clinics in Charlotte
October 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan will help start up two medical clinics in North Carolina by donating $7 million, according to Deon Roberts and Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics will be built in poor and troubled areas of Charlotte. "Michael really wanted to do something personally,…

NPP P2P Power Session Spotlight: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
September 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

There is a staggering number of young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Specifically, that number is over 60,000—and that’s in the U.S. alone. Even more heart wrenching, approximately 9,000 young adults pass away each year from cancer...

Meals on Wheels Kicks Off New Fundraising Campaign
September 19, 2017 at 11:12 am

Nathalie Graham will turn off the lights in the Community Center of Abingdon before ending its Meals on Wheels program. “I would rather turn off the electricity here than stop giving out meals,” said Graham, the center’s executive director. “This [Meals on Wheels] is not something that would be nice to do, it’s something that…

VCU Receives $25M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
August 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

The Virginia Commonwealth School of Engineering announced Thursday it has received a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build on its efforts to reduce the costs of lifesaving medications. The grant will build on VCU’s Medicines for All Initiative, which has found ways to drive down the cost of three…

Wegman Family Charitable Foundation Donates $5M to Campaign
August 24, 2017 at 10:02 am

The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (the Foundation) has committed $5 million to support patient care and capital improvements within Rochester Regional Health. The gift is one of the largest made to Rochester Regional’s $300 million fundraising campaign, Because Care Matters. The Foundation joins the Sands Family Foundation, Constellation Brands, Inc. and the Riedman Foundation as…

Levitetz $2M Gift Supports Orthopaedic Department
August 22, 2017 at 11:11 am

The Levitetz Family Foundation and Jeff Levitetz, philanthropist and longtime supporter of Cleveland Clinic Florida, has made a $2 million gift for Cleveland Clinic Florida’s nationally ranked Orthopaedic Surgery Department. His gift is being recognized with the naming of The Levitetz Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Florida by U.S. News &…

Bruno Mars Surprises Fans With $1M Donation to Flint Water Crisis
August 14, 2017 at 11:22 am

Singer Bruno Mars had a surprise at his sold-out concert in Michigan—telling the crowd he was donating $1 million to help Flint residents deal with the ongoing contaminated water crisis. During a performance at the Palace of Auburn Hills for his 24k Magic World Tour, Mars told the crowd that he and the show's promoter,…

Planned Parenthood Gets Huge Donation, Plans 'State-of-the-Art' Minneapolis Clinic
August 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Uptown Minneapolis is due for a makeover. And now it's getting one, thanks to a massive donation to the regional branch of the women's health care clinic. A recent $6.5 million donation will help pay for replacing the existing clinic with a "state of the art" facility, Planned Parenthood Minnesota,…

Cot Death Charity Raises Doubts Over Baby Boxes
August 3, 2017 at 9:41 am

A cot death charity has raised doubts over the benefits of Finnish-style baby boxes, which infants can sleep in. Issuing new advice to parents, The Lullaby Trust said there was no evidence baby boxes reduced the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cardboard box, filled with baby products and a mattress, can itself…