The Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation supports a number of special funds and projects designed to enhance the health of our community. Donations to the foundation may be made to one of the special funds listed below.*
Access to Healthcare, Procedures and Medical Supplies
Alamance Cares Fund - A local agency focused on stopping the spread of HIV, other STIs, and hepatitis C through testing, education, and other preventative outreach services. Alamance Cares operates a syringe service program which seeks to reduce harms associated with IV drug use. This program provides sterile injection equipment, used syringe disposal, overdose reversal kits (naloxone), education, and connection to treatment.
CareQuest Fund - improves access to mental health counseling services for the poor, homeless and underserved.
Dr. Mohammad Amjad Bhatti Fund - assists surgery patients of Alamance Regional Medical Center with a portion of their co-pay when they cannot afford it.
D. Earl Pardue Cardiology Fund – provides scales to congestive heart failure patients who must monitor their weight and cannot afford to buy the scales. The scholarship fund pays the service fees for patients who should attend Heart Track, but cannot afford to do so.
Medication Management Clinic – provides medication access, education, and management to persons who have limited financial resources and no prescription insurance coverage. Medication Management Clinic also provides medication education and management to seniors who have insurance coverage.
Rehab/Wellness Fund – helps with the cost of medical supplies for patients who are rehab and cannot afford the services associated with some supplies. The fund also provides community wellness and chronic disease prevention program for adolescents and adults.
Patient Emergency Fund – assists patients who have nothing and need temporary assistance, such as a place to stay, a meal, a ride, etc. (these patients do not qualify for assistance from another fund).
HomeCare Providers Emergency Fund – assists community dwelling patients of HomeCare Providers with emergency expenses where there is no payor. These funds may be used for housing, food or other basic needs.
Larry Crawford Fund – provides temporary financial assistance for less fortunate surgery patients.
Lynn Maurer Fund - provides basic needs for our patients in the Behavioral Medicine Department.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program – provides additional cancer diagnostic tests for women who are enrolled in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). This program is designed for women who meet certain financial criteria and need screening for breast and cervical cancer.
C. R. Byrd Fund – pays for medications of cancer patients who cannot afford to purchase medications needed to control the side effects of their cancer treatment.
Denise Marie Flaherty Fund: helps the growing number of insured patients who cannot afford the diagnostic testing that is needed to take a second and/or third look when they have a finding during their annual breast exam. This fund also seeks patients in need of special services like cleaning, lawn care and catered meals when they are too sick and do not have a support system in place.
Janak Choksi Clinical Research Fund: honor Dr. Janak Choksi 35 years of providing care for cancer patients in Alamance County.
KidsCan! – designed to provide emotional support for children and teens that have a parent or family member with cancer.
Norville Breast Care Center - helps purchase items and/or equipment for the center to help in the diagnosis process.
Patricia G. Bynum Fund – assists less fortunate Cancer Center patients with financial needs such as medications, medical supplies and basic needs (i.e. transportation or utilities)
Pink Ribbon Fund – allows women access to diagnostic procedures they may not otherwise be able to afford. For women found to have a malignancy, the fund provides for breast cancer therapy essentials.
Survivorship Fund: benefits survivors, patients and caregivers by holding educational events and celebrations. We will work to promote survivorship issues and awareness, work to increase education in the community regarding issues faced by cancer survivors and educate cancer survivors on available solutions. Direct needs of long term survivors may be met based on the discretion of the Navigators, Survivorship Liaison and Social Workers involved.
Terrell Lung Legacy Fund – seeks to pay for Low Dose Lung CT scans for patients that are eligible regardless of their ability to pay. The detection of lung cancer at its earliest stages allows for more effective treatment options providing significant survival benefit to patients.
David M. Franzen Fund - provides the Department of Pastoral Care and Counseling lectures for the continuing education of area students and professionals in the realm of pastoral care and counseling.
Nettie S. Harman Registered Nurse Education Fund – This fund was created by a donation from John Harman, MD, in memory of his grandmother. The fund helps registered nurses in patient care attend educational seminars to enhance practice and care.
Ralph M. Holt Employee Assistance Fund – helps Alamance Regional employees who need temporary financial assistance following an unforeseen circumstance.
Peggy H. Smith Village of Brookwood Employee Assistance – helps Village of Brookwood employees who need financial assistance following an unforeseen circumstance.
Andy Lamb Medical Mission Scholarship Fund- research fund created in honor of Dr. Lamb and his years of dedication to providing opportunities to those in our community to participate in medical mission trips around the globe. The scholarship will provide funding staff (RN, APP or MD) interested in medical mission trips, but cannot afford the cost to attend.
Growth and Capital Investment
Cancer Center General Fund – provides special amenities, such as comfortable and pleasant surroundings for patients and their families.
Foundation Endowment Fund – helps ensure the foundation is positioned to continue its mission in the future.
Greatest Needs Fund: fills the greatest needs when a fund is running low, when there is a new need, a gap to be filled or unexpected high utilization of a current fund. The Funds Distribution Committee reviews fund balances and will allocate these monies appropriately and strategically.
The Healing Garden at Alamance Regional Cancer Center – assists with creating a soothing, healing garden adjacent to the cancer center.
Infants, Children and New Mother Support
Childhood Asthma Fund – helps families with the cost of medical supplies for a child with asthma.
Healthy Beginnings – provides baby car seats to parents who are leaving the hospital and do not have the infant safely secured in a seat. This fund also provides scholarships for new mothers who have been referred by a physician for a Lactation Consult or a breast pump and cannot afford to pay the fee for services. The fund also provides ongoing support for Alamance Regional’s Level II/ III Special Care Nursery.
*All contributions to the foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you send a gift as a memorial, a card will be sent to the family of the deceased notifying them of your contribution. If your gift is in honor of a special person, we will be happy to send an appropriate card to the honoree acknowledging the reason for the gift and naming you as the donor.
A donation left as a legacy gift means you will have a direct impact on ensuring the care in Alamance County remains best in class even beyond your lifetime. Learn more about our planned giving opportunities.