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CHC-NE Celebrates Achievements and Looks to the Future at Annual Meeting

(Pictured above: Jerry Schenck, West Central Nebraska Campaign Chair, with Kari Hooker-Leep, Regional Director of West Central Nebraska. Jerry was the guest speaker at CHC-NE’s annual meeting on Aug. 19. We thank Jerry for sharing his family's story and talking about the support they received from the ALS Association Mid-America Chapter.)

Community Health Charities of Nebraska (CHC-NE) celebrated its annual meeting on August 19. It was announced that this past campaign season, CHC-NE raised $2,828,396. The organization has also hit a milestone of raising more than $50 million since its inception in 1972. 

This past year, the Curt Gordon Memorial CHC-NE Foundation received gifts totaling $6,115. This was enough to reach the threshold where applications for grants will be available for the first time this fiscal year.

In addition to our workplace campaigns and the Foundation, CHC has actively enlisted community partners to help spread its message. CHC-NE thanked its underwriting sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, PhRMA, Security National Bank and Wells Fargo.

Also at the annual meeting, Craig Sall, First National Wealth Management, was elected State Board Chair. Additionally, the following individuals were elected onto the State Board: Jim Schelble, Werner Enterprises, at-large member; Larry Guenther, BMO Harris Bank, Alzheimer’s Association, Nebraska Chapter; and Mike Wade, Physicians Mutual Insurance Company, at-large member.

Finally, A Partner in Health Award was presented to the Wells Fargo Lincoln team. This award recognizes their dedication to health and speaks to the generosity of their employees and the leadership of their top management. 



Meet LeRoy: Making Music in Hospice Care

Meet LeRoyEvery year, more than 1.5 million people receive hospice care. Nebraska resident LeRoy was one of them.

After being diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on his face, LeRoy had surgery to remove the cancer and skin grafts to cover the area. As the cancer became more aggressive, LeRoy encountered some difficult decisions. When he discussed hospice care with the hospital staff and his family, LeRoy's response was, "Where do I sign?"

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