Donation to is part of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust’s $4.3 million in grant funding to 98 organizations dedicated to helping people on the path to better health
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Mar. 8, 2012) – The Children’s Hospital Foundation announced a $25,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation, whose purpose is to help people on their path to better health by providing funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives. The grant to the foundation, in support of Kosair Children’s Hospital, is part of $4.3 million in grants awarded to 98 nonprofit organizations across the country as part of the 2011 grant cycle and includes multi-year grants from previous years.
The grants awarded align with the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, which supports programs that seek to connect those in need of services toproviders who participate in accountable community health care programs, as well as organizations that are committed to helping children with and without disabilities reach their full potential.
The grant to Kosair Children’s Hospital, when paired with other community funding, will help establish the Bridges to the Future program, an initiative to help children with special health care needs such as cerebral palsy, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome and sickle cell anemia transition to adulthood.
“We’ve made such advances in medical care that children with these issues are living into adulthood,” said Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N, executive director of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We’ve found that a program such as this is needed to help these children with not only medical needs, but social and legal as well.”
The new program will create a special workshop series and printed materials aimed at helping parents empower children to take charge of their own health while helping children assume responsibility for themselves. It will help those involved focus on the ability, not the disability.
“We are so excited to help these non-profit organizations start 2012 in a positive way with much-needed funding,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Vice President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. “All of the non-profit organizations we support share our commitment to providing greater access to health care and medical services and we look forward to working with them in the year ahead.”