CHARITY DISTRIBUTIONS

2015-2016 YEAR

The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter: $74,960
Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter: $218,699
American Diabetes Association of Nebraska: $95,652
American Lung Association in Nebraska: $45,667
Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region, Nebraska: $34,091
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, NE/Iowa Chapter: $42,230
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Nebraska Chapter: $61,511
JDRF International - Heartland Chapter: $170,573
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: $99,390
March of Dimes, Nebraska & Western Iowa Market: $78,488
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nebraska: $24,523
National MS Society, Mid America Chapter: $92,817
Nebraska AIDS Project: $48,678
Nebraska Chapter - National Hemophilia Foundation: $7,568
Nebraska Hospice & Palliative Care Association: $41,295
Nebraska Kidney Association Inc.: $55,229
Susan G. Komen® Great Plains: $86,896
United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska: $25,244


CHARITY SUCCESSES

RESEARCH

  • Combined, our charities spent $590.6 million on medical research to fund new treatment options and ultimately find a cure for chronic health conditions.

DISEASE PREVENTION            

  • The Nebraska AIDS Project provided 2,400 free HIV tests.
  • The Nebraska Kidney Association Inc. performed 540 Kidney Early Detection Screenings statewide, and 67% found out that they may be at risk for kidney disease.
  • Susan G. Komen Great Plains funded 354 mammograms for women in need.

SUMMER CAMPS

  • Nearly 200 children and family members attended a medically supervised camp, giving them a traditional camp experience in a safe setting. Camps and scholarships are offered through these charities: Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region, Nebraska; American Lung Association in Nebraska; Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Nebraska/Iowa Chapter; Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nebraska; and Nebraska Chapter - National Hemophilia Foundation.

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT

  • 265 Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter support group meetings had a total attendance of 2,087 attendees.
  • 55 families were matched with a mentor through JDRF International –Heartland Chapter. 
  • More than 265 patients received direct patient access services from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

EDUCATION

  • More than 430 hospice, nursing home, hospital and other health-care professionals received training through the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s educational programs.

EQUIPMENT LOANS

  • The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter loaned 68 adaptive devices to clients.
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska’s Tech Tots/Tech Tools Technology Lending Library was accessed more than 1,800 times by children in need.

PATIENT CARE & SUPPORT

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Nebraska Chapter helped 350 Nebraska patients get answers on insurance and co-pay assistance, diagnostic testing and legal issues, among others.
  • The March of Dimes NICU Family support program provided information, education and support to 850 families who had babies in a neonatal intensive care unit.
  • The National MS Society, Mid America Chapter’s service manager worked with 400 families to provide individualized service.
  • 500 Nebraskans were enrolled in the American Diabetes Association of Nebraska’s “Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program,” which offers information and support to patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the moment of diagnosis and throughout their first year with the disease.