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Riverview Health Press Release

Riverview Health Foundation 15th Annual Women of Vision Luncheon to Benefit Women’s Health

May 1, 2019

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, Riverview Health Foundation hosted its 15th annual Women of Vision Luncheon for more than 300 attendees and successfully raised more than $60,000 to benefit women’s services, programs and equipment at Riverview Health.

This year, the Women of Vision Giving Club surpassed more than half a million dollars in funds raised and granted since its inception. The Women of Vision Giving Club grants, totaling $39,456, were presented at the luncheon to the following areas and programs at Riverview Health:

  • Radiation/Oncology for a breast cancer handbook that helps with treatment options and coping mechanisms.
  • Women’s Center to help provide items to patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Maternity department for its pregnancy and infant loss program, adolescent and peer pregnancy support group and new parent support program, which provides lactation support, car seats and sleep sacks among other items.
  • Cardiovascular department for its new women’s heart health event.
  • Rehab and Fitness to help patients with lymphedema treatment supplies.
  • Women’s Boutique to help provide numerous services and products to cancer and maternity patients.
  • Touch of Love Program, which is led by all volunteers and provides handmade blankets and items for newborn babies and cancer patients.

“We’re so grateful that through the funds raised by the Women of Vision Giving Club, we’re able to touch the lives of so many women,” said Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation. “Whether it’s during a happy time of welcoming a new baby or a more challenging circumstance like breast cancer, we hope to help women through their unique journeys in some way through each grant awarded. It’s truly touching to hear stories about patients, such as a husband who cried after he found out his wife would be given a breast prothesis from the Women’s Boutique that insurance wouldn’t cover—all thanks to the Women of Vision Club grants.”

To make a gift in honor of a special woman, such as a mother, wife, daughter or sister for Mother’s Day or anytime throughout the year, visit riverview.org/donations or contact Polly Craig at 317.776.7938 or pcraig@riverview.org.

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Back row: Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation. Front row: Jerri Barnes, Touch of Love Program; Genan Kirby, Riverview Health Foundation Board Chairperson; Amy Griffith, director of Maternal and Child Services; Sarah Ochs, Women'