FREMONT – Life changes forever for a family who’s been hit with a diagnosis of a chronic health condition, but anyone can help by supporting Community Health Charities of Nebraska (CHC-NE).
Community Health Charities of Nebraska is an organization that partners with 22 charities by raising funds through workplace giving campaigns. The Director of Community Partnerships, Caris Young Kenny and volunteer/advocate Ruth Register came to Fremont to talk with Mike Hogan during the Mike Hogan Show. Kenny says this year the organization has three new charity partners.
“We have three new member charities this year. We have Team Jack, and they raise funds for pediatric brain cancer, and work closely with 50 Nebraska families across the state,” said Kenny. “Another new one this year is the Autism Action Partnership, and they help support families and connect them with resources. And then we have the Nebraska Community Blood Bank. And they would like to basically have a blood drive anywhere that would like to have them across the state.”
Community Health Charities of Nebraska has been around for over 45 years, and 100% of the donor-designated dollars go directly to their health charity partners. Kenny says this time of year is one of their busiest.
“We are right in the thick of things right now. It’s campaign season. Fremont Health just kicked off their campaign yesterday. We had an advocate from JDRF talk to their management meeting,” said Kenny. “And we have the Fremont Public Schools campaign. The Brain Injury Alliance is going to speak to the FEA group about concussion prevention, which is very important for schools, especially with athletics.”
Kenny adds many of the charities they partner with hold camps for kids who suffer from chronic health conditions. Since the organization’s founding in 1972, they have raised $54,627,783 for their charity partners.
To listen to Kenny and Register’s full interview with Mike Hogan, you can visit 1340KHUB.com and thebestmix1055.com and click on Podcasts.