Fresenius Medical Care Foundation Donates $50,000 to YMCA Camp Duncan
Fresenius Medical Care of North America, the leading provider of kidney care products and services, has donated $50,000 to the Y in support of the YMCA Camp Duncan medical summer camp program for children with diabetes and kidney disease, as well as the Y's summer day camp programs throughout the Association.
On April 24, 2018, Fresenius launched the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation, a nonprofit created to address the environmental, social and economic conditions that increase the risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD).
The Y is the inaugural recipient of a gift from the FMCF. President and CEO Dick Malone accepted the check on behalf of the Y during the opening day of the conference at McComick Place in Chicago.
"This generous gift from the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation will allow the Y to continue to build on our healthy living programming, particularly through challenging youth and teens with diabetes to reach their maximum potential, both physically and mentally," says Malone. He also had a little help from "America's Got Talent" runner-up and kidney transplant recipient Angelica Hale, and the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters with their Some Playtime Is Necessary (S.P.I.N.) program.
As part of the Foundation's launch, FMCNA employees assembled 4,000 Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyle (HEAL) kits, which included items such as basketballs, volleyballs, dodge balls, soccer balls, footballs and air pumps. Approximately 400 Chicago Public School students received kits while participating in the event, while the remaining kits were donated to children served by the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
The Y and Fresenius both have very similar missions and we're thrilled to be partnering with an organization that is so aligned with us with when it comes to helping communities fight back against chronic illnesses such as childhood obesity, diabetes and kidney disease, and live healthier, more active lifestyles.
To learn more about medical summer camps at YMCA Camp Duncan, watch Fresenius's video below.