2017 SCMS Foundation Health Grant Recipients
Kumler United Methodist Church Outreach Ministries has multiple programs targeting the at-risk population
in Springfield. Awarded $5000 for its Indigent Pharmaceutical Program to help people in need pay for
MERCY Communities provides housing and supportive services to foster the independence of homeless and
at-risk families. Awarded $5000 for the purchase of two defibrillators, CPR training for clients, thirty first
aid kits for families they house, and purchase items for its incentive store.
The 2017 Health Grant awards were made possible by the generous support by members of our family of
medicine and other friends of medicine.
Thank you so much to all who donated to and participated in SCMSA s many past fund raisers.
Please watch for updates about the opportunity to continue such support through a new giving circle
program established under the SCMS Foundation.
2015 Thanksgiving 5K Run/Walk
In Support of SCMS Foundation Community Health Grants
The Sangamon County Medical Society Foundation
with the Sangamon County Medical Society
The chilly, rainy weather on Saturday, November 21st — the morning of Struttin' then Stuffin' — did not stop the intrepid volunteers, runners, and walkers who showed up to help out and participate. Although turn out was lower than expected because of the weather, approximately 80 participants were lined up and ready to go at the nine o'clock start. That included seven brave souls who signed up that morning! Prizes were awarded to the top three men, top three women, and top three children. The first place adults were given turkeys, while all other winners received pies.
The winners were:
Men - 1st place Brandon Aren; 2nd place Austin Baker; 3rd place Jake Mehochko
Women - 1st place Pamela Hart; 2nd place Barbara King; 3rd place Katie Lang
Children - 1st place Isaac Crumine; 2nd place Jacob Park; 3rd place Kathleen Leigh
Thanks to our many generous donors, forty door prizes were awarded to those who were successful at "plucking a feather off the turkey", most ably played by Ethan Tucker.
It might have been wet; it might have been chilly, but the friendliness and enthusiasm were warm... and so was the hot chocolate, in spite of the lack of electricity! A HUGE thank you goes out to all our volunteers, a dedicated group of Alliance members and their families as well as several members of the Rochester Cross Country team. All these wonderful people worked together and put on a great event.
The 2015 Struttin' then Stuffin' event was also a great success in raising funds for the Alliance Health Grants. That was the main goal... to raise money that would go back to the community in the form of grants awarded to local nonprofit organizations for programs and projects aimed at improving the health and welfare of all our community's members. Thanks to all the participants, donors, and most especially the sponsors, the expected net profit is slightly more than $9000! Once again we have shown that by working together we can accomplish something worth celebrating... something that will make a difference in peoples' lives, something of which to be proud!
Sangamon County Medical Society
1337 Wabash Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Phone: (217) 726-5106
Fax: (217) 726-5403
September Foundation Luncheon at Judit Matos' home. June Agamah is the individual speaking in the photo.