Thank you to our members, associates, and vendors for your continued dedication to the patients and families of Children’s National Hospital! Together, we raised $1.4 million through the 2019 Costco Wholesale Northeast Charity Classic! In 2018, Costco Wholesale and Children’s National celebrated the unveiling of the Costco Wholesale Atrium at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC!
The Clinton K. Ruiz Memorial Scholarship is in place to help students who, while not at the tops of their classes, have demonstrated a resilience to persevere and achieve in spite of their shortcomings or prior hardships. There are a large number of scholarship opportunities for students that have significant academic, sports or other talent/achievement. The CKR memorial seeks to find those students who are otherwise overlooked, however, are still deserving of assistance..
It’s joy to the world in Sylacauga and surrounding areas, where 180 needy children will awake to Christmas presents, thanks to members of the Plant E.C. Gaston Chapter of the Alabama Power Service Organization. Several Plant Gaston employees spent many painstaking hours Dec. 9 in search of the perfect gifts for kids served by the Boy’s Club of Sylacauga. Gaston APSO President Jodi Webb bought several Nerf guns for kids. ‘I wish I could be there to see them play with these,’ Webb said.
Before there was managed care, and before there was the Affordable Care Act, there was a nurse who was small in stature but with a larger than life passion for providing healthcare services for those in need. It’s been more than 45 years since this LPN, named Janie B. Geer, opened her heart and the doors of a medical clinic in the basement of a church, the medical clinic that is known today as the Federally Qualified Medical Center, Park West Health System. In her memory, Park West Health System and the Employee’s Activities Committee are pleased to introduce this Golf Classic to benefit the Janie B. Geer Scholarship Fund.
We believe every kid deserves a childhood. The opportunity to be a kid. Sunshine in dark days. The non-profit SUNSHINE KIDS™, established in 1982, is committed to bringing sunshine to young cancer patients’ lives by providing positive group activities and emotional support, helping them do what kids are supposed to do–have fun and celebrate life. The foundation provides a variety of free programs and events for kids receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.