Thanks to you, our MCNtalk readers, MCN has made year end donations to three non-profit organizations you’ve chosen. We recently sponsored a contest wherein new subscribers could select a non-profit organization of their choice to receive a $100 donation. We’ve listed the organizations below and provided a bit of information about them. All are medically related and two of the three benefit seriously ill and impoverished children, one nationally, one internationally.
At MCNtalk we frequently write about the issues we face in today’s world: the rising cost of medical care, the number of uninsured Americas and attempts to widen coverage, medical challenges faced by everyone. When viewed as a whole, the magnitude of the situation is daunting, perhaps overwhelming, so it is good to have the opportunity to provide some support. As an organization, MCN and our employees are privileged to provide financial support to both the thriving arts community in Seattle as well as umbrella social services organizations such as The United Way. Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent contest by subscribing to MCNtalk, and thank you to the contest winners for their choices.
- Smile Train, Ruth McClurg: Providing free cleft surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries while training doctors and other medical professionals in over 80 countries.
- The American Chronic Pain Association, Steven D. Feinberg, MD: facilitating peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.
- The Thon Foundation, fighting pediatric cancer, Tom Shaffer: the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, benefiting pediatric cancer in conjunction with the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hersey Children’s Hospital.