Facilitating Access to Health Care for All
 

Why I am a Champion for this Cause

I believe in the mission of the Ithaca Health Alliance to facilitate access to health care for all.

 When members of my family became unemployed due to a plant closure, they also lost all their health benefits.  Through my networking with other professionals I became aware of Ithaca Health Alliance signature program, the Ithaca Free Clinic.  I had the opportunity to visit with personnel from the Ithaca Health Alliance and was greatly impressed with all their services.  I had frequently considered the thought of healthcare being provided to all regardless of income or insurance but unsure how that could happen, then as I was to discoverd this is the cause of the Ithaca Free Clinic.

Pre-employment physicals offered at the clinic give uninsured individuals access to secure a new job, who would not otherwise be able to afford a doctor visit for a physical examination.  These physicals and many other healthcare and holistic services are provided at the clinic free of charge by 4 staff members with the assistance of  100% PROVIDER VOLUNTEERS who give generously of their time and talent.  For services not offered at the clinic, the Alliance provides referrals to healthcare providers in the community, and may be able to help cover direct expenses for urgent needs such as a broken bone or dental extractions.  It brings me incredible peace of mind to know that my family can have an option available to them right here in our community which can help to fill the gap in healthcare.

I am privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of the Ithaca Health Alliance.

In recent months the demand for healthcare services has grown faster than ever.  According to reports given: ”Just this past June the Ithaca Free Clinic served a record-breaking number of patients and provided 320 visits, a 150% increase from our previous monthly average.”

The Ithaca Free Clinic urgently needs your help to continue meeting this increased demand.  Please join with me in supporting this fundraising campaign to strengthen the Ithaca Free Clinic and the grassroots healthcare safety net that people deserve.

Please join me in becoming an Ally:

Give what you can to my PEAKS campaign and help me reach my $500 fundraising goal for the Ithaca Health Alliance!

Become a volunteer today!

 

With gratitude and great appreciation,

Your friend and neighbor

Peggy

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Ithaca, New York
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