Do you have your ticket to the big event next Friday?
If so, pat yourself on the back!
Live It Up! 2015
, you're not only benefitting HelpHOPELive's
general operating fund
, you're providing critical support to thousands of patients and families with emergency medical needs through HelpHOPELive's emergency grants program.
That's right! In addition to one-on-one fundraising support, HelpHOPELive also provides one-time emergency assistance grants to help patients and families facing life-threatening financial dilemmas as they struggle to pay for costly health care. Since 2006, when we gave our first emergency grant, we have touched the lives of thousands of patients nationwide. Among them:
- A child whose family could not afford housing near the hospital where she received leukemia treatment.
- A father out of work because of a chronic illness, with no money to keep health insurance while waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
- A mother whose hard-won independence after a spinal cord injury was threatened by her lack of an appropriate wheelchair.
Gifts to the HelpHOPELive Emergency Grant Program fill a gaping service void, offering a safety net so patients can receive crucial care.
So while you're Living It Up! next Friday, remember that your good time is going a long way to do good for others.
See you there!
Emily Norton Ashinhurst
Director of Development