Grossmont Healthcare District awards sponsorships to local community organizations

GHD Board of Directors present a sponsorship award to JDRF International staff and supporters, July 2017

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has recently awarded several sponsorships to community organizations that protect and promote the health of local residents.

GHD recently awarded a $6,000 sponsorship to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), San Diego chapter, in support of its mission toward life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications. According to JDRF officials, approximately 200 children a year, some as young as 2 months old, are diagnosed with T1D in San Diego County; 40 new children are diagnosed every day throughout the nation.

JDRF senior development manager Christine Rhoads said, “Diabetes is a relentless daily struggle. There is no break, no days off and no cure. We are grateful for the support of the Grossmont Healthcare District for their assistance in advancing treatment, prevention and cure therapies.”

GHD also awarded $4,400 to the McAlister Institute Kiva Learning Center for Women and Children. The grant will provide admission to the 2017 Celebration of Women (CWC) San Diego conference for 40 adult women who are in recovery and living in a long-term Kiva sober-living residential facility in Lemon Grove.

“The purpose of the conference is to facilitate or lead recovery-oriented group activities, including support groups and education activities, to help women, particularly those new to sobriety, know that they can live a life of recovery and balance,” said Angela Williams of CWC San Diego. “We are grateful to the Grossmont Healthcare District for helping these women as they continue their personal journey of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.”

The GHD board of directors also recently approved a $5,000 donation in support of Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s staff participation in the American Heart Association’s annual San Diego Heart & Stroke Walk. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Balboa Park. Proceeds will fund heart disease, stroke research and initiatives that promote the prevention, treatment and better patient care in the areas of cardiovascular disease.

For more information on Grossmont Healthcare District grants and sponsorships, review our Grants Policy and Criteria.