Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi
Patrons Event benefiting HealthWorks! Children’s Health Education Center
Friday evening – October 13, 2017
STEVE HARVEY arguably is one of today’s hottest celebrity stars. The comedian and best-selling author plays host to the widely popular Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, The Steve Harvey Show, Little Big Shots and the recently released Funderdome TV shows. Mixed among these accomplishments is also a successful businessman in manufacturing, marketing and retail endeavors.
Beyond his celebrity, though, Steve Harvey is a dedicated family man with two primary themes in his life: God and manhood!
Health Care Foundation is honored to host Mr. Harvey for this very special, invitation only patron’s event to benefit HealthWorks! Children’s Health Education Center.
Because of his close friendship with an important Foundation benefactor and his fondness or children, Mr. Harvey has agreed to be our guest free of charge, allowing all event proceeds to benefit HealthWorks!.
We hope you will join us for this exciting event!
Since opening in 2009 more than 220,000 students, family members and teachers throughout Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee have visited HealthWorks! and participated in its program offerings. Key accomplishments include:
• Student pre- and post-evaluation: 80% improvement in students’ health knowledge
• Mississippi Department of Education Health and Physical Education Supplemental Resource Provider
• Mississippi Department of Health Resource Partner
• National Institutes of Health Nutrition Education Study Program Site
• Health education professional development provider for more than 55 Mississippi school districts
Your Support Is Needed!
HealthWorks! is a $6.7 million center developed entirely through corporate donations, grants and individual gifts. Annual operations are primarily supported by charitable donations and limited HCF investment earnings.
Nominal admission and field trip fees enable more than 30,000 students annually – regardless of economic status – to attend HealthWorks!. The cost to provide each child’s encounter averages $15, but admission fees only provide approximately $5 toward those expenses.
Annual Budget – $450,000
Annual Revenue – $150,000
Charitable Support Needed – $300,000