HMCF Gratitude eBook

A GRAT I TUDE REPORT TO OUR GENEROUS COMMUNI TY • 2018 You make all the difference — for our patients, for your neighbors, for our community Quality health care, close to home — it’s the simple yet critical mission of Highline Medical Center and the Foundation that supports it. Last year, your generosity ignited that mission. Thank you! Here’s a quick look, by the numbers, at the impact you made. 2,218 Comfort carts filled with snacks, beverages and love eased the stress of families at the bedside of critically ill loved ones, thanks to your gifts. 596 and 44 Nearly 600 caring community members and businesses stepped up to support the Foundation in 2017. Another 44 have advised us that they have remembered the Foundation in their wills or other estate plans through a legacy gift. We are grateful for your support! $118,000 Raised by gala attendees as designated essential funds to help purchase new nuclear medicine cameras to more precisely and comfortably diagnose heart conditions. Overall, the Gala raised $363,000. Thanks to you, 58 low-income people undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments received gift cards to cover immediate basic needs such as transportation and groceries. Another $3,500 in donor support provided for other patient needs at the Cancer Center. Music is proven to calm anxiety and strengthen the spirit. Your donations to the Foundation supported music therapy in the Highline Cancer Center. $7,500 Your generosity helped us stretch beyond the walls of the medical center and into our community. We granted $7,500 to the nonprofit Project Access Northwest to help provide free specialty care like neurology and orthopedics to the neediest people in our community. Music Music song Photo by Meryl Schenker