Keeping in Mind All Medical Charitable Foundations During Pandemic

(Mychal Watts)

While the world is still dealing with the pandemic we are learning that COVID-19 has not only caused distress with the virus. It has also caused issues with charitable foundations that normally thrive off of private donations. It has been tremendous that individuals have donated to causes to help battle coronavirus, but it is also important to keep in mind other medical-based foundations that continue to need our assistance, such as enCourage Kids.

“Children are still in the hospital. They need transplant surgeries. There are things that you can’t put off there,” stated Michele Hall Duncan, President & CEO enCourage Kids Foundation. “Certainly elective surgeries were put off, but if you need your chemo treatment you have to go to the hospital to get it. If you are on the list for a kidney transplant or any other organ transplant like that stuff doesn’t wait because there’s a pandemic.”

For this reason the organization last week hosted their annual fundraiser golf tournament despite the odds as a reminder that there are still children who need our help. The Seventeenth Annual Golf Tournament took place September 24 at Mill River Club in Oyster Bay. Abiding by the safety protocols, 100 golfers wore masks but that didn’t stop them from laughing, enjoying delicious food high and having a great time with blue skies overhead. The competition was fierce with the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole in One with eager participants raising additional funds for the charity and claiming prizes at the end of the day.

(Mychal Watts)

“I’m truly grateful for everybody who came out and supported our event and especially to our sponsors Excel Global Security, Nouveau Elevator and Cool Breeze Air. It is so important for our organization to keep fundraising during these challenging times as the children who are in the hospitals across the country need our continued support,” said Hall Duncan.

The organization raised over $110,000 that will support their programs in 286 pediatric facilities across the country, in which children and families can have a brighter, more positive hospital experience.

(Mychal Watts)

Since 1985, enCourage Kids Foundation has helped humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community. Serving more than one million children annually, enCourage Kids is focused on making hospitals a better place to get better. Our programs offer relief from the constant burden of treatment, hospital stays, and doctor appointments, while also helping pediatric facilities to meet the unique needs of their patients. enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child–regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey — experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.

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