The Miles That Matter Foundation, is pleased to announce the following beneficiaries of the 2012 One Fun Run or Walk 5K to be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012. We are so honored to be helping these organizations continue their wonderful work serving the needs in our community
As a member of UC Health, West Chester Hospital believes in the
commitments of serving our community with excellence and compassion, and in
providing the best health care to all who enter our hospital.
Our Mission Is To:
-Provide life changing, patient centered medical care.
-Drive innovation through groundbreaking research.
-Educate and inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Our vision is to be the community’s quality healthcare partner and
a regional leader in solving complex medical problems.
-Respect – Our words and actions consistently reflect the diverse beliefs and needs of those around us – patients, colleagues, and the community as a whole.
-Integrity – Our words and actions are governed by honesty and trust. We are an ethical organization and keep our commitments.
-Teamwork – Our words and actions reflect our commitment to work together to achieve the best individual and collective outcomes.
-Excellence – Our words and actions demonstrate a culture of exceptional service and the highest quality of care.
The Building Blocks for Kids’ mission is to improve the quality of life for
children with health-related needs that are not being met due to a lack of insurance, government funding, and/or family resources. We assist our families by finding alternative resources for them
and/or by providing financial assistance for the need. However, even when funds
are scarce, the fact that we continually try to find resources for our families gives them hope that there is still someone out there trying to help them after so many doors have been closed in their face.
Since 2003, BB4K has assisted more than 300 children with a variety of
needs including therapy, therapy equipment, hearing aids, communication devices, home modifications, vans with wheelchair lifts, special beds, displacement costs when needing to see a specialist in another city, adaptive bikes, adaptive strollers, seizure dogs, and so much more!
The work of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance is deeply rooted in the personal
experience of its Founder and Director, Dr. Karen Wonders. Her passion to study the effects of proper nutrition and exercise in the battle against cancer was inspired by the memory of her grandfather, Robert Kellermann, whose lifelong love of personal fitness only seemed to grow after he was diagnosed with the disease while in his early
eighties. The positive impact of exercise on Mr. Kellermann’s health and quality
of life had a lasting impression on Dr. Wonders who sought to honor his memory by making cancer research her life’s work.
The legacy of Mr. Kellermann’s
energy and enthusiasm for life is even woven into the organization’s name which gets its inspiration from the three towering maple trees that sit at the base of a large hill that was once his front yard. The seeds of this dear and vivid
memory have grown to become the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, in the hopes that they would provide shelter, hope and healing for a new generation, and many more to come.