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All children need a place where they can be safe and healthy and loved. In 2016, St. Luke’s Foundation launched “A Place for Me” to build healthier tomorrows for kids and families throughout Eastern Iowa.
Through this fundraising initiative, children whose lives have been touched by UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s shared their stories in their own words. And thanks to the generosity of people like you, we have raised more than $650,000 to support the amazing Children’s Services at St. Luke’s.
We are also grateful for the many other gifts we received last year from our friends, partners, physicians and UnityPoint Health associates. Friends like Helen G. Nassif, whose generous support of St. Luke’s over the years has greatly enhanced women’s and children’s health, heart care and cancer services. And friends like local farmer Roger Krug, who honored his late wife’s legacy of kindness with his sponsorship of a Healing Power of Art image—a beautiful and lasting gift for the benefit of patients and their loved ones.
Now where do we grow from here?
To be sure, these are challenging times for healthcare. St. Luke’s Hospital needs our financial support more than ever before. But together we can helpSt. Luke’s continue to provide excep- tional, compassionate care to the people of Eastern Iowa.
In addition to our ongoing effort on behalf of Children’s Services, the coming year will see a new emphasis on taking St. Luke’s heart care capabilities to the next level. The development of a clinical research program at the UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Heart & Vascular Institute will give patients greater access to cutting-edge therapies right here at home.
We are truly thankful for each and every one of you who helped make 2016 a success. With your help, we will continue to change lives for the better.
Doug Laird, Board Chair UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Foundation
Mary Klinger, President UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Foundation