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Riverview Health Press Release

Riverview Health Foundation Raises Funds for Healthcare Services

May 10, 2017

Riverview Health Foundation and Smith’s Jewelers hosted a Freida Rothman Jewelry trunk show at The Bridgewater Club on April 19, 2017. With more than 60 women in attendance, nearly $2,000, which was a portion of total sales, went to the Women of Vision Giving Club.

“We believe in supporting our community, and giving to Riverview Health is one way we choose to show that support,” said Esther Lakes, co-owner of Smith’s Jewelers. “So, it was an honor to partner with Riverview Health Foundation in an effort to raise awareness of Riverview and the excellent healthcare it provides to the community. Whether it is helping to purchase the most up-to-date medical equipment or funding grants to the women’s programs, the Foundation provides vital support to Riverview.”

“The Women of Vision Giving Club is a group of empowered women who are dedicated to making a difference,” said Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation. “The philanthropic focus of the club is to address the growing healthcare needs of women and girls in the community.”

In addition to coming together for shopping and fellowship, the Women of Vision Giving Club recognized the Riverview Health services and departments that received grants for 2017, which includes:

  • Volunteer Services – Touch of Love: $9,000
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program: $1,000
  • Maternity Services: $14,350
  • Women’s Boutique: $6,595
  • Rehab and Fitness – Lymphedema treatment supplies: $3,000
  • Radiation Oncology – Breast cancer education: $1,300

“The Women of Vision Club members work hard to raise money throughout the year, which all goes directly to women’s services at Riverview Health,” said Maggie Owens, philanthropy officer of Riverview Health Foundation. “Not only are voting members involved with the fundraising aspect of the club, they also decide which grants to fund.”

Videos about the grant programs are available at www.riverview.org/video.

Membership to the Women of Vision Giving Club is open to any woman who is passionate about improving the health and wellness of women in her community. Gifts can also be made to honor a special woman in your life.

If you are interested in learning more, contact Maggie Owens at 317.776.7938 or mkowens@riverview.org.

About Riverview Health Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, Riverview Health Foundation—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization—has served Riverview Health in preserving the health of the community through philanthropic efforts and fundraising. Funds raised by Riverview Health Foundation are gifted to Riverview Health for the purposes of purchasing advanced medical equipment and providing much-needed services to patients and their family members. For more information, visit riverview.org/foundation.