Welcome to Wise Health Foundation. My name is Lori Sherwood and I am the executive director of Wise Health Foundation.
As our mission states, Wise Health Foundation works cooperatively with Wise Health System to support its mission and vision while caring compassionately for the community. We would not be able to fulfill this mission without our generous donors and our annual fundraisers.
I think we all could agree 2020 was definitely a year that we will never forget. However, Wise Health Foundation had a remarkable year.
In April, we were tasked to raise additional funds for personal protective equipment (PPE), such as N95 masks, surgical masks, latex free gloves, fluid resistant gowns, medical equipment and more for the hospital. I am pleased to announce that with the help of our corporate sponsors and generous community members, we were able to raise $50,000.00 for our COVID Relief Fund.
Even though we were not able to hold a fundraiser in person, we held our annual Dazzle Me Pink virtually in October, which raised over $40,000.00. Donations are used to provide mammograms to the underserved and underinsured women and men in Wise County and to purchase equipment to further the advancement in technology in the treatment of breast cancer.
Additional 2020 program highlights include:
- Purchased a phone charging system for Wise Health System Imaging Center
- Provided a complimentary sack lunch to 2,424 individuals during the annual Wise Gives event
- Provided 28 complimentary scarves and hats as head coverings for cancer patients
As we continue on our journey to improve the health in the communities we serve, we are very excited to announce we will be adding a golf tournament to our schedule of fundraising efforts.
Thank you wholeheartedly for continuing to help us make a difference in Wise County. Please consider making a gift to Wise Health Foundation. There are many opportunities to donate including online, mailing in a gift, leaving a portion of your estate or ensuring you or your loved one’s legacy by naming Wise Health Foundation as your memorial in lieu of flowers.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, I love speaking with our community.
Executive Director – Wise Health Foundation
609 Medical Center Drive
Decatur, TX 76234