Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation raises over $26 million for local health organizations – Baltimore Sun

The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation has raised more than $26 million for the “Your Health, Our Mission: Caring for Our Families Together” campaign launched in July 2017, according to a press release from the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.

The campaign is the most successful fundraising effort in University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health history, according to a foundation spokesperson.

The money raised will support three local organizations: the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, which provides behavioral, mental health and addictions services; Cancer LifeNet, which helps residents of Harford and Cecil counties manage the physical, emotional and financial aspects of cancer; and Senator Bob Hooper House, a home care facility in Bel Air.

Craig Ward, who co-chaired the campaign with his wife, Terri Garland, said these three organizations are supported because they not only help their patients, but they also help patients’ families.

“We’re offering this to everyone,” Ward said, “and we’re working extremely hard through these campaigns to make sure we have the funds to support people who need these services because everyone deserves these guys. Services.”

The initial goal of the campaign was to raise $12 million. When the campaign officially ends on June 30, the foundation hopes to have raised another $1 million. More than 8,700 individuals, families, businesses and organizations have donated to the campaign, UMUCH President and CEO Elizabeth Wise said in the press release.

“The success of the campaign was so profound that we kept reaching new supporters and so we had momentum, so we kept things going,” Ward said. “It turned out to be a win for everyone, both for the foundation and for the community.”

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