We are proud of the compassion UCHealth employees show not only for our patients but for each other. UCHealth’s Giving Bikes Program is an employee-to-employee giving program intended to support families in need during the holiday season. The program provides bikes to children of UCHealth northern Colorado employees and this year was able to provide 83 bikes for 38 families.
We want to thank our community for donations to support the COVID-19 response. From helping care for our front-line staff to funding vital research to procuring critical equipment, these funds are having a huge impact on the fight against the virus.
NOCO Winter Wonderland is a fun way to celebrate the holiday season while also helping the community. Gate fees and donations are used to support Colorado Youth Outdoors as well as four other nonprofits in northern Colorado—one of which is UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation. Proceeds from Dec. 23 sales go to the foundation’s Greatest Needs Fund.
During this season of bounty, help those in our community who need it most. Join us at our Days of Giving Nov. 17-19, 2020, in Fort Collins, Greeley or Loveland to donate blood and/or drop off food donations in a safe, socially distanced manner.
There is now more time to make the most of your donation to our Cancer Patient Assistance Fund with a match from Bank of Colorado. Through the end of the year, Bank of Colorado will match all donations to the assistance fund, up to $8,000.
Improving health in our community is a compelling reason to support the foundation’s mission of helping advance health care in northern Colorado. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers additional incentives for charitable giving, in effect through Dec. 31, 2020.
A grant from your donor advised fund (DAF) will help to support health care in northern Colorado during these challenging times. A DAF, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact, or you can use your fund as a tool for ongoing and future charitable gifts.
Improvements are underway at the UCHealth Harmony Campus, where we’re expanding our cancer center to provide our patients more innovative treatment.
Donor contributions helped to build the cancer center, which opened its doors in 2014. Philanthropy continues to support cancer research and treatment as well as to provide financial assistance for cancer patients in need.
Over the past year, grateful patients in northern Colorado honored 55 of our health care heroes and four hospital units as Guardian Angels. A Guardian Angel is someone a patient recognized for making a difference in their treatment: a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, receptionist, anyone who had a meaningful impact on their care.
As the economic effects of COVID-19 continue, many people struggle to afford groceries. The UCHealth Family Medicine Center (FMC) food pantry, which partners with Food Bank for Larimer County, helps provide fresh food to those suffering food insecurity.