“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As I ponder healthcare challenges in the year ahead, I am reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his belief that every person should make a difference in the life of another. I was only 7 years old when he passed away, but my recollection is that he was a visionary, a leader and a philanthropist. I am thankful that his words inspire me to be a developer, seeking opportunities to help others who need quality healthcare.
Our Foundation was formed in 1981 and with some revision over time, has two primary goals: 1) cooperate with the growth and development of Orleans Community Health and 2) support the advancement of healthcare initiatives in our area. In 2015, I expect we will raise $170,000 for a new EPIC-7 Ultrasound System at Medina Memorial Hospital. I will also lead a conscious effort to recognize and support local healthcare needs. The Foundation will identify opportunities to make a difference, such as support to Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at the YMCA, funding a pre-diabetes education program and more.
This year, our Foundation will share more about the benefits of philanthropy. You will be encouraged to give back and rise up healthcare initiatives here at home. Join me in making a difference. Volunteer, offer a financial gift to the Foundation and help your neighbor. Serve and be great!
OHC Foundation Executive Director