CHARITY DISTRIBUTIONS

2016-2017 YEAR

The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter: $70,042
Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter: $213,474
American Diabetes Association of Nebraska: $107,069
American Lung Association in Nebraska: $42,063
Arthritis Foundation Nebraska: $34,689
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Nebraska/Iowa Chapter: $39,922
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Nebraska Chapter: $55,300
JDRF International - Heartland Chapter: $164,233
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Nebraska Chapter: $105,166
March of Dimes, Nebraska & Western Iowa Market: $44,769
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nebraska: $21,614
National MS Society - Mid America Chapter: $73,531
Nebraska AIDS Project: $34,528
Nebraska Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation: $5,172
Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association: $41,506
Nebraska Kidney Association: $47,060
Susan G. Komen® Great Plains: $74,814
United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska: $16,511


CHARITY SUCCESSES

  • Combined, our charities spent $604,596,413 on medical research to fund new treatment options and ultimately find a cure for chronic health conditions.
  • The ALS Association loaned out 577 pieces of equipment to help make someone’s life easier after an ALS diagnosis. The equipment loan closet is available to any client free of charge, and it offers state-of-the art technology to people who might not qualify for insurance or assistance to obtain necessary equipment. The equipment offered is designed to provide an easier, more comfortable means of living for everything from communication to simple everyday tasks like bathing and eating.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association reported over 68,000 constituent contacts through its programs and services.
  • 171 people participated in workplace educational opportunities through the American Diabetes Association of Nebraska.  
  • 50 campers attended the American Lung Association in Nebraska’s “Camp Superkids.”
  • The Arthritis Foundation distributed 98 Better Living Toolkits to residents in Nebraska. The kit is a free resource for adults with arthritis that includes a variety of resources and tools to help individuals manage their arthritis in daily life.  
  • The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska’s Resource Facilitation Specialists responded to 377 calls. Through strategic partnerships, these specialists provide individualized information, resources and referral services to individuals and their families coping with brain injury.
  • 11 children from Nebraska attended the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Camp Oasis.
  • Those with cystic fibrosis had access to the CF Care Center in Omaha.
  • 41 families were connected with mentor families through JDRF International – Heartland Chapter.
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Nebraska Chapter connected Nebraskans with an Information Specialist, which assisted with cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information. Information Specialists are master's level oncology social workers, nurses and health educators.
  • The March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program provided information to families prior to taking their baby home to prevent disease. March of Dimes supports immunizations to prevent disease and distributes information through written materials and social media.
  • 55 campers attended MDA Summer Camp. Local youngsters ages 6 to 17 with neuromuscular diseases participated in a free week of camp, with activities like fishing, dancing, games, arts and crafts and more.
  • The National MS Society Mid America Chapter provided information and referral to approximately 200 people with MS each month, on a breadth of topics related to MS.  The national Information and Resource Center handles an additional hundreds of contacts each month.
  • Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) provides always-free, always-confidential HIV testing on site and via outreach efforts in communities across Nebraska and provides “safe sex kits” to any and all testing clients as well as education and community advocacy to prevent the spread of HIV. NAP performed 1,967 HIV tests across Nebraska.
  • The 998 people with a bleeding disorder in Nebraska had access to resources provided by the Nebraska Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, including the Nebraska Regional Hemophilia Treatment Center at UNMC, social and networking opportunities, family camp and academic scholarships.
  • NHPCA awarded six one-day conference scholarships for the “Living a Good Life…at the End of Life” Conference.
  • The Nebraska Kidney Association provided education on the six warning signs of kidney disease and causes of kidney disease. They also provided 15 screenings across the state with 504 participants.
  • Susan G. Komen Great Plains funded $561,347 of non-duplicative, community-based grants that translate the findings from research into breast health education and seek to enhance the availability of breast cancer screening and treatment for the medically underserved.  
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska hosted “Family Focus” events designed for the entire family unit bringing families facing similar challenges together and providing the opportunity to draw strength and knowledge as well as relax and socialize. 1,250 people participate.