WHERE DOES OUR MONEY GO?
To date, we have granted more than $4.4 million to organizations that we believe promote health, wellness and benevolence in the greater Sacramento region. When we pool our time, talent, influence, and financial resources with others who also want to work for the greater good we discover a joy that surpasses anything we could achieve on our own or for ourselves.
In the future, we would like to expand our menu of fundraising events, increase our opportunities for volunteers, and offer internships for people interested in making a positive difference in their communities.
SAFETY-NET MEDICAL CLINICS
providing services for the uninsured and underinsured in the Sacramento region
These vital programs include the nationally acclaimed UC Davis School of Medicine affiliated student run clinics and numerous others that specialize in caring for the most vulnerable members of our communities. The clinics listed below provide a combined total of 250,000 patient care visits per year to our neighbors who would otherwise go untreated. With the ongoing help of our many sponsors, donors, and event guests, we hope to add more clinics to our recipient list.
CURE BREAST CANCER INC.
raising funds for research, heightening awareness, and educating patients and their families
Dr. Ernie Bodai, a Sacramento surgeon with The Permanente Medical Group, has treated thousands of women with breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of death among women.
Motivated by his work with his patients, he became the driving force behind the breast cancer awareness stamp, which went on sale in 1998, and the breast cancer awareness license plate, which debuted in 2001. To date, Cure Breast Cancer Inc. has raised more than $93 million for breast cancer research. The organization’s ongoing efforts benefit the one in eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
SEROTONIN SURGE THRIVE SCHOLARS
recognizing high-achieving high school seniors in the Sacramento region
This program recognizes high school seniors who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. High school seniors who have a parent employed by The Permanente Medical Group or Kaiser Permanente in the Capital Service Area are eligible to apply.
To date, nearly 200 students have received this $1,000 award, which was formely called the Maggi Carlile Memorial Scholarship Award.