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Breaking Barriers to Care

When everything stops, how do you keep going? Beginning in March 2020, when stay at home orders kept people from accessing Cherry Health’s pharmacy programs for affordable medication, the teams got moving. Socorro Godoy, a Cherry Health Community Health Worker, immediately began making calls to patients when their prescriptions were not retrieved from Cherry Health’s Pharmacy. “I knew they desperately needed their insulin, inhalers and statins, but they were faced with barriers to getting them,” said Godoy, whose position is funded by philanthropy. “Most people didn’t have a way to get here when the buses stopped…”
Read the rest of the story in the digital issue.

 

About the Foundation
Cherry Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Cherry Health and its mission is to cultivate community awareness, trust and financial investment to ensure comprehensive, primary and behavioral health care is accessible for all, no matter income or insurance status.

Whether it is treatment for diabetes, dental care, vision, mental health counseling or community reentry services, Cherry Health is the difference between sickness and health; despair and hope; barriers and opportunities. Cherry Health is committed to quantifiably assessing the impact of its services to continually improve health outcomes.

We need you to sustain this mission. Please make a donation and directly impact the lives of approximately 70,000 patients. 96% of our health center patients, for whom income data was obtained, are impoverished or below minimum wage.

Cherry Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization, as determined by Section 501(c) (3) in the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, gifts are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Inspiring Events
Cherry Health Foundation hosts two immersive storytelling fundraising events each year. These gatherings honor the patients working for wellness alongside their Cherry Health Care Teams. Join the committed group of corporate and philanthropic leaders driving the success of these mission focused events.

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COVID-19 Financial Donations
Click the Donate Online button below or text COVID to 50155 to help fund Cherry Health’s critical services as we adapt to the new reality of access to health care. Please give as you are able.

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COVID-19 PPE & Supply Donations
Click the Donate Supplies button below for more information on what items are needed and how to schedule a time to donate.

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Connect on a Tour
Due to our efforts to keep each other safe and healthy during the days ahead, our tours of the health centers are indefinitely postponed. If you are interested in finding out more about Cherry Health, please give us a call for a personal explanation of our mission. Please contact Kate Klemp, Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager, at 616.965.8267 or kateklemp@cherryhealth.com

 

Contact Us
For more information regarding Cherry Health Foundation, or to mail a donation:

Anna Goddard Clifford, CFRM
Foundation Director
616.965.8217
annaclifford@cherryhealth.com

 

Kate Klemp
Annual Giving & Donor Relations Manager
616.965.8267
kateklemp@cherryhealth.com

 

 

Laura Portko
Foundation Coordinator
616.965.8254
lauraportko@cherryhealth.com

 

 

 

 

Mailing Address
Cherry Health Foundation
100 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

Foundation Board of Directors