Miracle Flights provides free commercial air travel to desperately ill children and their parents anywhere in the US, and as many times as needed; so they may access doctors not available in their community. So far they have provided more than 82,000 free flights covering 45 million miles … and counting!
Mission: To improve access to health care by providing free air transportation to hospitals across America for low income families; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action; to promote the spirit of volunteerism.
weSPARK Cancer Support Center
weSPARK offers cancer patients and their loved ones, in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley area, free support groups and a host of other therapeutic and holistic programs. These programs are designed to alleviate fear, anxiety, depression, isolation, and evoke feelings of relaxation and well-being.
Mission: weSPARK is a special place dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients, their families and friends. weSPARK provides free of charge, a center where one can join with others to share their experience, strength, and hope. weSpark offers multiple services designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those lives that have been affected by cancer.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight Children’s Foundation mission is to partner with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. While they do this in a variety of ways the Starlight Wish Lists is amazing. It’s the world’s first technology platform of its kind links donors to healthcare facilities to fund unmet needs and improve pediatric care. Hospitals, clinics and hospices publish their Wish Lists on starlight.org and donors grant wishes for their facility of choice.
So, what do these NonProfits have in common? They were started by people in your neighborhoods. By caring people are quietly doing amazing things for the health of their communities. To say thank you, Health Mart and their independent pharmacists are awarding $50,000 in grants to community health non-profits to recognize them for improving health and well-being in their communities.
- A $30,000 grant chosen by the grand prize winner
- A $3,000 grant chosen by the 2nd place winner
- A $2,000 grant chosen by the 3rd place winner
- $1,000 grants chosen by each of 15 finalists
Health Mart’s Champions of Care Challenge serves to shine a bright light on those unsung local heroes whose everyday actions have built healthier families, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities. Here’s how it works: Visit Health Mart Community TODAY to nominate someone or yourself for the Champions of Care Challenge from Health Mart! THEN, starting on March 17th, the public will have two weeks to vote for their favorite Champions of Care.
This post is written on behalf of Health Mart by me. All opinions are 100% mine.