Kosair Charities Donates Funds to Support Baptist Health Floyd Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Unit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2019) – Kosair Charities announced a donation of $150,000 to the Floyd Memorial Foundation to support a unit at Baptist Health Floyd to help infants born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

In recent years, the southern Indiana community has been impacted by an increased number of drug users, drug overdoses and drug-related health issues affecting individuals of all ages. One of the many devastating outcomes from this alarming epidemic is the substance abuse disorder by pregnant mothers. Due to the mother’s abuse of drugs throughout her pregnancy, newborns are delivered dependent on those drugs. Following birth, the baby suffers withdrawal from the drugs, including opioids and/or chemical substances that they were exposed to before birth. It is a painful and debilitating process that lasts 10 to 17 days or longer and is managed with morphine to help ease their pain.

“There has been a recent influx of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome across the U.S., and in Southern Indiana,” said president of Kosair Charities, Keith Inman. “Kosair Charities is about ensuring kids grow up happy, healthy, and safe, and we hope this support helps allow that opportunity.”

Kosair Charities presents $150,000 check to support Baptist Health Floyd Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Unit

Baptist Health Floyd experienced a jump in this patient population from 2016 to 2018. In 2018, data indicated that approximately 10% of babies born at the hospital exhibited signs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

The grant will help establish a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome unit at Baptist Health Floyd to be complete with equipment, trained staff and dedicated area. This will allow staff members to quickly and effectively manage treatment of babies born with the condition, while keeping baby with mother to support mother/baby bonding. One of the many resources the grant will support is an infant base station that provides a warm, safe environment and continuously monitors vital signs while allowing the baby to stay with the parent(s).

The grant will help pay for equipment and technology vital to appropriately care for babies born with this condition. Additional grant monies will support the construction of a dedicated space and training staff.

“The Kosair Charities grant is an important and much appreciated financial contribution allowing Baptist Health Floyd to advance our neonate and newborn care here locally,” expressed Dr. Dan Eichenberger, President of Baptist Health Floyd. “This grant will be instrumental in assisting us in providing excellent care to these babies born dependent on drugs. It will allow Baptist Health Floyd to keep the babies here locally, prevent the separation of mom and baby, and enable the bonding which is so beneficial to a newborn’s development.”

About Kosair Charities: Since 1923, Kosair Charities has helped children reach their potential while overcoming obstacles. Kosair Charities enhances the health and well-being of children by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy. We envision a world in which children in need live life to the fullest. For more information, please visit kosair.org.

About Baptist Health Floyd: Founded in 1953, Baptist Health Floyd, formerly known as Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, is a 225-bed, acute care regional healthcare provider with one of southern Indiana’s most advanced comprehensive cardiac surgery programs. Part of Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health, the hospital offers 34 points of care in a full continuum from inpatient care to rehab services to home care. Services include cardiac surgery, thoracic and vascular services, cancer care, diabetic treatment, weight management services, orthopedics, spine care, wound care, pain management, sleep care and a full range of women’s services including obstetrics. The cancer center’s breast program is the only program in Southern Indiana to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Our nursing staff has been recognized with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence designation. For more information, visit BaptistHealthFloyd.com.

 About Floyd Memorial Foundation: Floyd Memorial Foundation was founded in 1978 by community-minded citizens who wanted to ensure the longevity of Floyd Memorial Hospital, now Baptist Health Floyd. Since it’s origination, the Foundation has raised millions of dollars to support medical resources and advanced technology essential for effective patient care.  The Foundation ensures vital resources are in place at Baptist Health Floyd and area health-related initiatives for the better health and well-being of residents living in Southern Indiana.

Kosair Charities grants $100,000 to CASA of the River Region

Kosair Charities grants $100,000 to CASA of the River Region after Kentucky listed #1 in nation with highest rate of child abuse

Louisville, KY (Aug. 20, 2019) —With Kentucky having the highest rate of child abuse in the nation, Kosair Charities and its partners are working towards ending and preventing future abuse and/or neglect for the children in our community. Through their annual Gifts & Grants program, Kosair Charities’ generously granted $100,000 to CASA of the River Region (CASA) to train every day volunteers to become a mentor, friend and advocate to vulnerable children. CASA volunteers ensure children have a safe home, opportunities to succeed in school and receive the medical/therapeutic services they need to overcome trauma.

Kosair Charities Board and Advisory Council members present CASA of the River Region with check for $100,000 in support of their Advocacy Academy. Photo courtesy of CASA of the River Region

“There is an epidemic of child abuse in our state. Unfortunately, Kentucky gained the ignominious recognition of being number one in the country for child abuse and neglect,” says William Myers, CEO/President of CASA of the River Region. The “U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2017” report (released in 2019) shows Kentucky now has the highest abuse rate in the country (about 22 out of every 1,000 children).

Last year, there were 28,000+ substantiated cases of abuse and neglect in Kentucky, enough to fill 56 JCPS elementary schools. This prompted Kosair Charities to begin the Face It Movement, in which CASA is a partner organization. Keith Inman, President of Kosair Charities says, “We all need to rally to shine a light on abuse and neglect. The only way we end it is together. Most of our time is spent working with kids after the abuse. We need to get in front of the problem and stop it before it happens. We cannot do it alone, it takes a great deal of partners to ensure our kids will not experience abuse or neglect.”

Inman continues, “Kosair Charities is about making sure children grow up happy, healthy and safe. We provide financial support, like the Kosair Kids program that helps families with medical bills; the Gifts & Grants program; and lease space for nonprofits so they do not have to worry about overhead. One part of our mission is advocacy; there is no better advocate for the kids than CASA. They train volunteers to be the voice for kids who don’t have a voice.”

In 2018, CASA served 627 children (the most in its 35 year history) with 211 volunteers, but on any given day, approximately 150 children are waiting for someone to stand up for them in family court. Myers says, “CASA volunteers visit with children, ensure their educational and medical needs are being met, and also write a report to the judge with their recommendations. It only takes about 1-5 hours per week to completely change a child’s life.”

CASA volunteer Peg and her co-volunteer are paired with one case that has 5 siblings. All suffering from PTSD, Peg and her co-volunteer have been involved in getting special education services, therapy and assisting foster parents with court proceedings. For the CASA volunteer, they take vulnerable children across a scary bridge of uncertainty—leaving behind the bad and changing their story for the better. One of the kids summed up a CASA well by saying, “Miss Peg, you are the bestest big person in my world ever!”

Rep. John Yarmuth congratulated Kosair Charities’ efforts and CASA’s success. “Thanks to CASA for their incredible work. I’ve been recently blessed with my first grandchild. When you look into the face of an innocent child, you think about the importance of a group like CASA whose representing innocent people faced with horrible tragedies. The idea that we have 28,000 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky in one year is stunning. It ought to be a wake up call to all of us!” Yarmuth continues, “We need to do everything we can to guarantee innocent children have the kind of lives we want for our own.”

Kosair Charities is elevating our community by committing over $12 million to 80+ partner organizations in 2020.

To learn more about volunteering at CASA, attend an information session: www.casarr.org/casa101

To learn more about Kosair Charities, visit https://kosair.org/

Kosair Charities, Spalding University unveil Kosair Charities Leadership Development Institute to train nonprofit leaders

Inaugural class of 20 from Kosair Charities-supported organizations will participate in yearlong program to develop skills in all facets of strategy and culture-building

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2019) – Kosair Charities and Spalding University announced Thursday the creation of the Kosair Charities Leadership Development Institute, a yearlong training program for leaders of nonprofit organizations within the Kosair Charities network. The institute aims to improve and enhance already high-performing nonprofits that are dedicated to supporting children and families.

The 20 individuals who have been selected for the inaugural class of the Kosair Charities Leadership Development Institute (LDI) include executive directors and senior leadership from some of the more than 80 nonprofit organizations that have received philanthropic support from Kosair Charities.

Beginning in October, the inaugural Kosair Charities LDI cohort will collaborate with other leaders through a year of professional development and coaching from an array of Spalding faculty, staff and community partners in all facets of organizational development and leadership. Topics include emotional intelligence leadership, financial strategic management, fundraising, marketing and public relations, organizational culture and team-building, legal and ethical matters, and design thinking. Throughout the course, the curriculum will weave in social justice concepts.

“The nonprofits supported by Kosair Charities – and the leaders who run them – are doing incredible work to improve the lives of children and our community. We want those organizations to thrive for many years to come,” Kosair Charities President Keith Inman said. “The nonprofit sector is very important to the economic well-being of the communities they serve. This institute will help those nonprofit leaders make an even greater impact by equipping them with evidence-based tools and valuable skills that can be applied to nearly every aspect of their organizational strategy and culture.”

Inman continued: “Kosair Charities is thrilled to be partnering in this venture with Spalding, which has a mission that focuses on service and compassion and that aligns with our own mission. The university’s faculty and staff will provide great insight and coaching.”

Dr. Joanne Berryman, who recently retired as Spalding’s provost and is a former Senior Vice President for Jewish Hospital and a former CEO of Frazier Rehab Institute, will serve as the university’s Program Director for the Kosair Charities LDI. Berryman is also a certified Gallup Strengths-Based Leadership Coach and is certified by Multi-Health Systems and Genos Inc. as an Emotional Intelligence Coach. Berryman said the concepts discussed in the Kosair Charities Leadership Development Institute are similar to what one might learn in a graduate-level course.

Program highlights include:

  • Participants will directly engage with cohort colleagues, professors, community leaders and peer and executive coaches for six hours per month. These interactions, along with individual and team project work, will equate to approximately 96 hours over the yearlong institute.
  • Six lesson modules will be presented: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership; Strategic and Financial Leadership; Advocacy/Nonprofit Resource Development; External Affairs; Organizational Culture; and Legal, Compliance and Ethical Considerations.
  • Spalding faculty and staff, including President Tori Murden McClure, multiple deans, faculty chairs, and executive staff directors, will teach in the program based on their areas of expertise.
  • Final individual or group projects will be presented to the Kosair Charities Board of Directors at the conclusion of the Institute in September, 2020.

“Spalding is well-positioned as a small, compassionate university to take on a project like this and, it’s no surprise that our faculty and staff embraced the opportunity to be involved with Kosair Charities, which is a model organization in our region for philanthropy, advancing the care of children and their families,” Berryman said. “Spalding is eager to do anything we can to collaborate with the leaders of the outstanding organizations that are affiliated with Kosair Charities.”

“We believe this to be a one-of-a-kind partnership in this region between a university and a philanthropic organization to provide broad professional development for nonprofit leaders,” McClure said. “Spalding is proud to join Kosair Charities in helping support and enhance nonprofits that are doing some of our community’s most meaningful work.”

Inaugural Class Roster

  • Brett Bachmann: Chief Executive Officer, Heuser Hearing Institute
  • Brittany Lutke: Executive Director, Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies
  • Christen Byrne: Executive Director, Bluegrass Center for Autism
  • Da’Marrion Fleming: Founder/President, Sowing Seeds With Faith
  • Dave Christopher, Sr.: Founder/CEO, Amped Louisville
  • Dwight Maddox, Jr: Member, Kosair Charities Board of Directors
  • Jennifer Helgeson: President/CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana
  • Johnny Ware: Executive Director, Tiger Foundation
  • Kelly Pullen: EVP Clinical Operations, Home of the Innocents
  • Lee Ann Weinberg: Executive Director, Green Hill Therapy
  • Shelley Snyder: Executive Director, Kentucky Trust for Life
  • Tiffany Cole Hall: Chief Operating Officer, Volunteers of America Mid-States
  • Tracie Texas Shugart: Executive Director, Louisville Metro Police Foundation
  • Whitney Kilburn: Executive Director, Dorman Preschool Center
  • Will Myers: President/CEO, CASA of the River Region
  • Erin Gillespie: Executive Director, Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky
  • D’Shawn Johnson: Executive Director, First Tee of Louisville
  • Mark McCoy: Executive Director, Family Life Center
  • Shelby Russell: Executive Director, Kids Cancer Alliance
  • Jennifer Hancock: President/CEO Volunteers of America Mid-States

About Kosair Charities: Since 1923, Kosair Charities has helped children reach their potential while overcoming obstacles. Kosair Charities enhances the health and well-being of children by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy. We envision a world in which children in need live life to the fullest. For more information, please visit kosair.org.

About Spalding University: Established in 1814 and located in downtown Louisville since 1920, Spalding is a historic, private institution that offers graduate, undergraduate and accelerated programs in a range of areas of study. The regionally accredited university offers an innovative schedule of seven six-week sessions per year, allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree at their own pace. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III. Spalding was recognized as the world’s first Compassionate University. More information is available at Spalding.edu.

Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame To Announce 2017 Inductees

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KENTUCKY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME TO ANNOUNCE 2017 INDUCTEES

Press Conference set for Wednesday, May 17
NEW LOCATION: Freedom Hall

WHAT:     Kosair Charities & The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame to announce seven 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees with a press conference Wednesday, May 17th at 10 a.m. at Freedom Hall.

WHO:     Welcome: Jim Ellis, President of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet details and introduction of Inductees: Paul Rogers, 2014 Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee  Swag Hartel, world-class runner – 2017 Inductee Dennis Lampley, THS Coach & AD– 2017 Inductee  Rob Bromley, sports anchor at WKYT-TV – 2017 Inductee Kenny Klein, senior associate athletic director & sports information director at U of L – 2017 Inductee  Closing and Interviews with the inductees

WHEN:             Press Conference – begins at 10 a.m., May 17th

WHERE:            Freedom Hall 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209

MORE:              The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes athletes and sports figures who were born in or who played their respective sport in the state of Kentucky. Past inductees include Muhammad Ali, Pee Wee Reese, Pat Day, Denny Crum and many more.

The inductees will be honored at a banquet on June 1, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza, located at 830

Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209. The evening will begin with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. and will be followed with dinner and a program.

Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Kosair Charities. To purchase tickets, log onto: http://www.kahf17.eventbrite.com 

The 2017 Class of Inductees are listed below:

Marion Miley: From 1936 to 1941, Marion Miley was the best female golfer in America, winning numerous amateur regional championships in the years before the formation of the LPGA. Her prowess on the links, combined with her youthfulness, athleticism and good looks, propelled her to international celebrity. It all came to a tragic end when, at the age of 27, she was murdered during a robbery at the Lexington Country Club. Today she is remembered as a pioneer in women’s sport whose legacy of courage and achievement paved the way for future generations.

Mike Battaglia: Mike Battaglia, eldest son of the late John Battaglia, who created the Spiral Stakes, an early prep for the Kentucky Derby, started announcing horse races in 1972. He called races at Turfway, Keeneland and Churchill Downs, where he called 19 Kentucky Derbys, from Affirmed in 1978 to Grindstone in 1996. He began working for NBC in 1993 and covered all Triple Crown and Breeders Cup races as an analyst and interviewer until 2014. He is the morning line maker for Churchill Downs, Turfway, and Keeneland, where he is also the on-air handicapper.

 

Dennis Lampley: A legend in Kentucky high school football. Dennis Lampley arrived at Trinity in 1971 and served as defensive coordinator on three state title teams before becoming head coach. He compiled a career record of 138-21, winning five state titles in 10 years, including a state record 50-game win streak from 1988-91. Five of his teams were in the USA Today Top 25. He was National Coach of the Year in 1990, inducted in KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2003, National High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012, and Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

Kenny Klein:  Kenny Klein is the longtime senior associate athletic director and sports information director at the University of Louisville, joining the Cardinals’ staff in 1983. A graduate of Murray State, Klein is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame. He has worked in media operations for the NCAA Final Four since 1985, multiple PGA Championships and Ryder Cups, the Kentucky Derby, and 1987 Pan American Games. He received the 2012 Katha Quinn Award from the US Basketball Writers Association for outstanding service.

 

Howard Beth: Howard Beth coached the Marshall County Lady Marshals for 30 years. He retired in 2010 with a record of 794-149. Included in this record are five trips to the finals of the LIT, winning the title twice. His teams made 19 appearances in the Sweet 16 state tournament, including a state runner-up title in 1981. His teams captured state titles in 1982 and 1984, that year going unbeaten (34-0). He was inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame in 1994 and Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Rodger Bird: The youngest of the fabulous Bird brothers (the others were Jerry, Calvin and Billy) from Corbin, Ky., Rodger held virtually every UK rushing record when he graduated in 1966. A first team All-American, he was a first-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders, where he was AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. In 1968 Bird became the first Kentucky native and former Wildcat to play in a Super Bowl.

Swag Hartel: The world-class runner grew up in England. He ran a 1:50:8 and was the fastest 17-year-old half-miler in the world. He came to US on a track scholarship to WKU. He placed 2nd in the British Championship with a 3:40:6, his fastest-ever 1,500 meters. He ran lead off leg for two British relay records and was an Olympic Trials participant. In 1977 he won the first Bluegrass 10,000. In 1979 he won the Ky. Derby Mini-Marathon. In 1981 he ran his first marathon in Louisville 2:19:23. He ran 64 10Ks in under 30 minutes in many towns across Kentucky.

Rob Bromley: Rob Bromley served as sports anchor at WKYT-TV in Lexington for more than 40 years, one of the longest tenures for a sportscaster in Kentucky. His career at WKYT included a run of 30 years on the UK Television Network doing play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting. In 2015, he was inducted into the NATAS Ohio Valley Silver Circle, honoring 25 years or more of distinguished service to the television industry. He was named Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year for 2016 by the National Sports Media Association.

 

2017 High School Athletic Class includes:

 

Sacred Heart Academy’s Brooke Forde and Johnson Central’s Geordan Blanton have been named Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine Center Kentucky Athletes of the Year.

 

Brooke Forde: Brooke Forde has not only been one of the top high school female athletes in the state of Kentucky during her four-year career, but has also been one of the elite swimmers in the entire nation. She helped lead Sacred Heart to four straight swimming state titles and currently holds two individual and one relay state record. As a senior, Forde was named to the All-State team after winning state titles in the 200 and 500 freestyles – setting the record in both races – also winning as a member of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays teams. Ranked as the No. 1 college prospect nationally by Collegeswimming.com, Forde has signed with Stanford, has been a member of the U.S. Junior National Team since 2015 and was a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in four events.

 

Geordan Blanton:  Geordan Blanton is one of Kentucky’s top football players and wrestlers but will attend Marshall University on a baseball scholarship. Blanton is one of the best three-way athletes Kentucky has seen in years. In football, Blanton helped Johnson Central to the school’s first Class 4-A state championship last season. He played defensive back and wide receiver, was a finalist for Mr. Football, and named Class 4-A Player of the Year.  In wrestling, Blanton won two state titles, finished third overall, and made it to the quarterfinals in his other season. Blanton has also been the star for the Golden Eagles baseball team that made it to the State Tournament during his junior season. Blanton is the team leader in every statistic category – batting average (just under .500), doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs and stolen bases. He was named All-State as a junior and was named the Daily Independent Player of the Year. Geordan is a top candidate for Mr. Baseball honors this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kosair Charities® Open Car and Motorcycle Show New Location: Kosair Charities Campus

Scheduled for Saturday: May 20, 2017

Louisville, KY – April 24, 2017– Join Kosair Charities for the Open Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Center, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217. The event is open to all cars and motorcycles. There is a $20 registration fee per vehicle. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the show running from 1-5 p.m. In addition, there will be food trucks, music and an awards ceremony.

While you’re there don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for the 2017 Kosair Shrine Classic Car, a 1971 Corvette Stingray. Kosair Charities and Trust for Life will be selling $10 chances at the event to win this sleek classic car that will be given away in November. There is no cost to the public to attend the event, but donations to Kosair Charities are encouraged.

For those who can not attend but would like to purchase tickets for a chance to win, mail a check to Kosair Charities P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, Ky. 40233 (make check payable to Kosair Shrine) or purchase Car-Show-Flyer-2017-768x994-2tickets online. The winner of the 1971 Corvette Stingray will be chosen at the Kosair Shrine Classic Car Giveaway celebration that takes place on November 10 at the Kosair Shrine Center at 4120 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, Ky. 40218 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Ticket stubs serve as entry to the celebration that includes a concert by The Monarchs, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

All net proceeds from tickets sold will benefit Kosair Charities. For more information, visit: https://kosair.org/event/kosaircharitiescarshow/

History of Kosair Classic Car Giveaway: In 2009, the late Bob Beatty began hitting the town each year with a classic car in tow to help raise money for Kosair Kids® in need of life saving organ transplants. Every year since Bob and his team started the Classic Car Raffle, a classic car has been taken around town where $10 chances have been sold.

Since 2009, the Classic Car Raffle has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kosair Kids®. Last year, the car giveaway grossed approximately $150,000 for a cause that was so dear to Bob’s heart.

Bob himself was the recipient of a new heart he called “Ernie.” This second chance at life was Bob’s inspiration to create the car giveaway and help children in need. Sadly, Bob Beatty passed away in late 2014, but the tradition he began will hopefully continue for years to come.

 

Save the Date for the 10th Anniversary Magic & Wonder Show!

 Get your tickets now!

“The Magic & The Wonder” has been supporting Kosair Charities and The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies for 10 years. This year’s show will feature four amazing artists who will share the stage for two great organizations. The show is designed to delight and awe people of all ages.

America’s hottest Illusionist, Jason Bishop will perform for the second time in the Magic and Wonder event, along with Tony Chapek who is an award winning keynote speaker, entertainer and innovation expert. Joining Bishop and Chapek, is the famous juggler Ivan Pecel and local Louisville illusionists Patrick & Janice Miller.

Jason Bishop is back for a second time and remains America’s Hottest Illusionist. Jason Bishop might have a person passing through his body one moment or make goldfish appear from nowhere the next. Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist who was the youngest person to win the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award and one of the youngest people to compete in the Society of American Magicians World-Class competition. Bishop’s interest in magic ran throughout his youth, truly taking shape in his mid-teens. In college, Jason studied theatre and then went on the road performing at resorts and amusement parks; anywhere he could find an audience, including the street. As audiences enjoyed the show more and more he altered his magic to become larger and more impressive.

Tony Chapek is an award winning keynote speaker, entertainer and innovation expert. Tony is the “world champion” of innovation. He is the world’s only three-time winner of the coveted “International Award for Originality,” and was 2007’s “International Illusionist of the Year.” He has made network television appearances worldwide, and on the World Magic Awards, he was “World’s Most Original Act.”

Tony has appeared at the world’s most popular venues, including Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, and Las Vegas’ The Tropicana. He has performed for royalty at the Princess Grace Theater in Monaco.

Ivan Pecel brings the term “High Energy” to an entirely different level by delivering an unforgettable show unlike anything you have seen before. As funny Posteras a stand-up comedian, and as skilled as a Chinese acrobat, Ivan has appeared on MTV, America’s Got Talent, and the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Able to entertain any size audience, Ivan blends world-class juggling, audience participation, and clean humor into a show that is sure to please any audience. Whether he is blindly kicking a flaming torch over his head, juggling ping-pong balls using only his mouth, or having you laugh so hard that you should have worn diapers to his performance, his show is sure to delight any size audience, no matter the venue.

Patrick & Janice Miller are no strangers to “The Magic & The Wonder” stage. The local Louisvillians have performed at previous installments in 2011-2016.

“The Magic & The Wonder” will be unveiled at 5 p.m. on June 11 at Whitney Hall inside The Kentucky Center for the Arts. Doors open at 4 p.m. and early arrivals will be treated to up close and personal magic inside the lobby. Ticket prices are $17.50, $24.50, $34.50 and available through The Kentucky Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.KentuckyCenter.org. All net proceeds from ticket sales support the children of Kosair Charities and the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. For more information visit www.kosair.org.

 

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About Kosair Charities Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

HMH Foundation Receives First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant Recap

Foundation calls support from local civic organizations instrumental

August 31, 2016, ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky – Kosair Charities surprised Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) officials today with a $200,000 gift for the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the only level II NICU in Central Kentucky.

CheckHMHF was expecting a $160,000 grant but at today’s special ceremony at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kosair Charities President Randy Coe increased the gift by $40,000.

The grant is the first ever that Kosair Charities has awarded in support of Hardin Memorial Health. Kosair Charities is a Louisville-based philanthropic organization that for more than 90 years has worked to protect the health and well-being of children. Through its grant program, Kosair Charities supports agencies around the state that provide crucial medical care to children.

HMH Foundation (HMHF) officials credited two local civic organizations, the Knights of Columbus 1455 and the Riasok Shrine Club, for their long-standing support to Kosair Charities and their willingness to shine a spotlight on the needs of the HMH NICU.

“For more than a half a century, these two great organizations have hosted the annual Brotherhood Banquet and raised millions of dollars for Kosair Charities,” said HMHF Chairman Joe Prather. “It’s great to see those funds coming back to our communities to help HMH provide care for fragile newborns close to home.”

Prather, along with leaders from both organizations, took part in today’s event, each placing a specially designed panel to form the iconic Kosair Charities Kite.

Kosair Charities’ Randy Coe placed the final panel of the kite.

“Each piece of this kite represents a vital part of the whole,” said Coe. “The result is better care for our region’s children and we couldn’t be more proud of that.”

Riasok’s Chris Knight and Knights of Columbus’ Dr. Mike Nethers said that their organizations took great pride in helping make this grant possible.

“More than 50 years ago, leaders from our two organizations came together around a singular idea; to impact the lives of children in need,” said Knight.  “To have our work benefit children in this community means so much.”

Nethers, anNICU Twins obstetrician, who regularly delivers babies at HMH knows first-hand the importance of the NICU.  Less than an hour before the ceremony he delivered a baby that in years past would have had to been transported to another hospital for care.

“Minutes matter when it comes to providing care for vulnerable babies,” said Nethers. “Having the NICU here at HMH saves lives and keeps families together. I’m so proud that our two organizations helped make this investment possible.”

With this grant, the independent HMHF has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU over the past 18 months. The NICU was the foundation’s first project.

HMHF invests in breakthrough initiatives that HMH couldn’t otherwise fund.

The Kosair Charities gift will be used to purchase the IntelliVue Patient Monitoring System, two Giraffe Warmers and two Giraffe Omnibeds, all designed to support care for NICU newborns.

The monitoring system will allow neonatologists and the NICU team to monitor all heart, oxygen saturation and respiratory rates as well as blood pressure at the same time, increasing not only safety but the babies’ comfort.

The additional Giraffe Warmers and Omnibeds that newborns need will help support the growing volumes in the Level II NICU. Since the nursery became fully operational last September, the NICU team has cared for more than 150 babies.

HMH delivers more than 1,600 babies annually, making it the 11th busiest out of 48 delivering hospitals in Kentucky.

 

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About HMH.  Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is an integrated system of health care providers throughout a 10-county region of Central Kentucky.  HMH is committed to delivering the highest-quality patient-centered health care to the more than 400,000 people it serves. With more than 2,000 medical professionals including 230 first-in-class physicians in over 40 specialties as well as primary care and a 300-bed hospital, HMH provides comprehensive health care close to home for the residents of Hardin, Meade, Nelson, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor counties.  HMH is a county owned system under a management contract with Kentucky’s Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

About HMH Foundation.  The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization governed by a group of community and business leaders from across Central Kentucky. The Foundation provides leadership and resources to secure investments that will improve health in local communities through Hardin Memorial Health. The HMH Foundation is committed to keeping HMH strong and ensuring access to the very best care close to home for the residents of the 10-county region it serves.

 

About Kosair Charities:  

Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year.For more information please visit https://kosair.org or call502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

 

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From left to right; Dr. Michael Nethers, HMH obstetrician and Knights of Columbus 1455; HMH Foundation President Joe Prather; Kosair Charities President Randy Coe; and Chris Knight, Riasok Shrine Club hold the check for the $200,000 grant from Kosair Charities to the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

NICU twins:

Representatives from Kosair Charities and the HMH Foundation celebrate the new grant to HMH’s NICU with new mom Kara Pardue who just gave birth to Dixie and Junie in the HMH BirthPlace NICU.

Media Photo Opportunity: HMH Foundation to Receive First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant Local civic organizations to be recognized for their role

HMH Foundation to Receive First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant
Local civic organizations to be recognized for their role 

What:             Kosair Charities is awarding the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) a $160,000 grant to purchase life-saving equipment for the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Leaders from Kosair Charities will present a check at a special ceremony at Hardin Memorial Hospital. The grant is the first-ever that Kosair Charities has awarded in support of Hardin Memorial Health.

Two local civic organizations, the Knights of Columbus 1455 and the Riasok Shrine Club, will participate in the ceremony. The two organizations have partnered for years to support Kosair Charities. Leaders from Kosair Charities, the two local civic organization and HMHFwill each place a specially designed panel to form the iconic Kosair Charities kite at the ceremony. The leaders will then visit the staff and patients in the NICU.

WHO:           •   Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities Board Chairman

  • Joe Prather, HMHF Board Chairman
  • Chris Knight, Riasok Shrine Club
  • Mike Nethers, Knights of Columbus 1455
  • Dennis Johnson, HMH President and CEO
  • NICU Staff and patients (with permission only)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31 Program is 11:30 a.m. (Anticipated 15-minute program)

WHERE:          Auditorium 5A and
NICU Hardin Memorial Health, Main Campus 913 N. Dixie Ave.   Elizabethtown, Ky.

WHY:               HMHF invests in breakthrough initiatives that HMH couldn’t otherwise fund. With this grant, the independent HMHF has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU over the past 18 months. The NICU was the foundation’s first project.

The Kosair Charities gift will be used to purchase the IntelliVue Patient Monitoring System, two Giraffe Warmers and two Giraffe Omnibeds, all designed to support care for NICU newborns.

The monitoring system will allow neonatologists and the NICU team to monitor all heart, oxygen saturation and respiratory rates as well as blood pressure at the same time, increasing not only safety but also the babies’ comfort.

The additional Giraffe Warmers and Omnibeds that newborns need will help support the growing volumes in the Level II NICU. Since the nursery became fully operational last September, the NICU team has cared for more than 150 babies.

RSVP:   Please contact Kasey McCrary: 270-779-3718, kasey@heartlandcommunicate.com.         

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About HMH Foundation.  The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization governed by a group of community and business leaders from across Central Kentucky. The Foundation provides leadership and resources to secure investments that will improve health in local communities through Hardin Memorial Health. The HMH Foundation is committed to keeping HMH strong and ensuring access to the very best care close to home for the residents of the 10-county region it serves.

 

About Kosair Charities.

Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year.For more information please visit https://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

About HMH.  Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is an integrated system of health care providers throughout a 10-county region of Central Kentucky.  HMH is committed to delivering the highest-quality patient-centered health care to the more than 400,000 people it serves. With more than 2,000 medical professionals including 230 first-in-class physicians in over 40 specialties as well as primary care and a 300-bed hospital, HMH provides comprehensive health care close to home for the residents of Hardin, Meade, Nelson, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor counties.  HMH is a county owned system under a management contract with Kentucky’s Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Kosair Classic Takes Place on Mon., July 18

2nd ANNUAL KOSAIR CLASSIC

Powered by Lusk Mechanical with Proceeds Benefiting Kosair Charities®

WHAT |          The 2nd annual Kosair Classic, powered by Lusk Mechanical, will be held on Mon., July 18 at Lindsey Golf Course in Ft. Knox. Registration will take place from 8 – 9:45 a.m., with a tee time of 10 a.m. During registration, a continental breakfast will be provided, as well as snacks and drinks throughout the scramble. The awards presentation, silent auction, and heavy appetizers will begin at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Kosair Charities.

WHEN |          Monday, July 18

Registration 8:00 a.m.

Tee time 10 a.m.


WHERE |        Lindsey Golf Course

4024 Bullion Blvd.

Fort Knox, KY 40121

MORE |           Registration is now open. If you do not have a foursome, you can register as an individual player or as a team of two or three. Entry fees are $90 per player or $360 for a foursome. Opportunities are available for hole sponsors, birdie sponsors, and eagle sponsors. Recognition will be given to sponsors throughout the scramble. Your registration fee includes your green fee, golf cart, lunch, refreshments on the course, and appetizers after play. Download the registration form at https://kosair.org/event/kosairclassic/.

For more information on registration or sponsorship, contact Marki Hartlage at (502) 637-7696 or mhartlage@kosair.org.

 

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids® Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Cave City Convention Center

(Cave City, KY, June 29, 2016). The fifth annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th, at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, Kentucky.  The event kicks off with a parade at 8 a.m. (CDT) and activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT).

This FREE event has many no cost kid-friendly activities and other games that are only a coin. New this year is the kids’ costume parade that will begin at 9:45 a.m. (CDT), pie in the face game along with many other new games for kids. It’s a day filled with many activities for the entire family!

Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is a fundraiser for Kosair Charities® and hosted by the Glasgow Shrine Club. Since 2012, over $91,700 has been raised for Kosair Charities.

Kids 18 and under can play games to win tricycles, bicycles, XBoxOne gaming systems, portable basketball goals, and many more prizes.  Other activities include: Door prizes, cake walk, dunking booth, inflatables, karaoke, a Hot Wheels race and more. The mini cheerleading clinic will be conducted by the Glasgow High School cheerleading team.

The live auction begins at 10 a.m. and will feature the 2016 Reach Out for Kosair Kids® Quilt. The popular Zaxby’s Wing Chomp returns for its fifth year and the silent auction kicks off at 9 a.m.  The antique tractor and car show will start at 9 a.m.

Kids and adults can both enjoy the cake walk and karaoke contest.  Door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes alternating between kids and adults. Many of the mascots will be returning again this year – Radar the weather dog, Poppy and Roscoe.

The 50-cent meal (hot dog, Coca-Cola®, chips and dessert) goes on sale at 10 a.m. and continues whiles supplies last.

The kids’ prizes and 50-cent meal are made possible through the generous monetary and product donations of local businesses, individuals, Masonic lodges, Eastern Star chapters and other organizations.  These donations are greatly appreciated.

We also appreciate the donations from the businesses and organizations who donate their time and services to provide food, trophies, activities, auction items, and volunteers that help make this event possible.

Come and join us for our 5th annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids®, Saturday, August 6th, at the Cave City Convention Center, Cave City, Kentucky.  Parade starts at 8 a.m. (CDT) – activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT).  FREE ADMISSION – FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES. Fun for the entire family!  Follow us on Facebook.