Randolph Health Community Foundation Makes A Positive Impact on the Community

Supporters and friends of the Randolph Health Community Foundation gathered on Friday, March 3rd, for a lovely evening of elegant dining to support a great cause. Beginning in 14 beautiful homes throughout Asheboro, the 16th annual DineAround event culminated with dessert at Pinewood Country Club.

The Randolph Health Community Foundation’s signature event, DineAround, proved to be an outstanding success. Over 250 sponsors contributed to help raise more than $120,000, the most sponsorship money raised to date through this event.

“With a record number of sponsors and amount of money raised this year, we continue to be gratified by the support our community has shown for the Foundation through its support of DineAround,” said Lilly Bossong, chair of the DineAround Committee. “Every dollar raised through special events for the Foundation, like DineAround, is given right back to Randolph County in the form of grants to improve the health and wellness of our friends and neighbors. The best part is knowing our money stays right here, in our own community.”

“DineAround not only provides us with an opportunity to do something fun with friends and donors, but it also enables us to emphasize the importance of the health and wellness programs funded by the Foundation,” noted Bossong.

As the premier fundraiser for the Randolph Health Community Foundation, DineAround and its participants help to make a difference in the lives of many Randolph County residents.

“2017 is a milestone year for the Foundation,” said April Thornton, president of the Randolph Health Community Foundation. “Not only has the Foundation been making health and wellness grants to non-profit organizations across Randolph County for an unbelievable 20 years, but in January we also awarded 16 health and wellness grants totaling $105,568, the largest amount given in one year. That amount, added to the other grants awarded over the past 20 years, totals over $1 million that the Foundation has given back to this community.”

The grant recipients for 2017 are:

$10,000 – Asheboro Shelter of Hope To upgrade commercial kitchen with proper kitchen equipment, which will enable the shelter to provide more healthy and well-balanced meals for up to 32 homeless men everyday and stock a pantry for those in need.

$8,000 – Charles W. McCrary Elementary School to restore the two fields in the lower playground and implement the final components of the outdoor learning environment thus completing a three year plan to transform the playground and increase physical activity by students, staff and neighborhood residents.

$16,500 – The Dream Center of Randolph County to build a kitchen to help serve the families of the Randleman community during the week and with other partners in the community and teach about nutrition and diet.

$2,250 – Healthy Communities A3 to purchase gravel and do grading work for a trailhead parking area for the Uwharrie Trail.

$10,000 – Healthy Randolph to utilize funding for a full-time Program Director who will bring continuity, vision and leadership to the work of the organization.

$7,558 – Pilot Club of Asheboro to purchase bicycles, training wheels, helmets and “bicycling for fun” curriculum booklets for the Bicycle Rodeo for 4th graders in Asheboro City Schools.

$3,000 – Randolph Community College to host the 2017 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Symposium, which will focus on providing local community resource providers, educators and advocates with the skills to address and understand the concepts and framework of addiction within the local community.

$5,000 – Randolph County Family Crisis Center, Inc. to purchase a six-passenger van in order to transport clients suffering from substance abuse to AA and NA meetings and other therapy appointments.

$5,000 – Randolph Health to provide patients, who are defined as Emergency Department Super Utilizers, with a book that will help them know when and when not to go to the Emergency Department.

 $6,000 – Randolph Health Pharmacy Department to provide Naloxone Nasal Spray at no charge to a minimum of 50 patients at high risk for accidental opioid overdose and with financial barriers to medication access.

$3,750 – Randolph Health Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine to establish an orthotics laboratory in order to treat and address lower extremity biomechanical dysfunctions of the foot and promote movement.

$6,000 – Randolph Health StayWell Senior Care to purchase one additional NuStep machine and provide more education and resources to continue Tai Chai program.

$5,000 – Randolph Health and Randolph County Health Department to begin offering chlamydia and gonorrhea specific STD testing for men at the Randolph County Health Department.

$4,000 – Randolph Partnership for Children to collaborate with six early childhood programs in Randolph County to start building or expand upon current outdoor classrooms to create rich opportunities for outdoor, active play and healthy eating.

$3,600 – Trees, NC to double the food production capacity of the community garden and fruit tree grove and provide nutritional education, training and fresh vegetables and fruit for 750 youth and adults in Asheboro’s East Side neighborhood.

$10,000 – Town of Seagrove to renovate the children’s play area in H. Clay Presnell Park in Seagrove.

To learn more about the Randolph Health Community Foundation or to make a donation, call Linda Schumacher at (336) 633-7755 or visit the Randolph Health website at www.randolphhealth.org.

About Randolph Health

Randolph Health is a comprehensive, community-based health system based in Asheboro, North Carolina. We are a nationally recognized health and wellness system, combining the best of health technology and highly trained and certified medical professionals with personalized care designed to support the unique needs of each patient and their family. Through our 145-bed hospital, extensive network of primary care and specialty physician offices, outpatient rehabilitation centers, homecare services, advanced imaging and accredited cancer center, we offer access to the latest care and treatment. But we believe that great clinical care alone is not enough. That’s why we have a reputation for providing a care experience that recognizes the dignity of each human being–treating each person we serve as a person, not a number.

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