Fill your cup with good expectations for 2016

Dec. 31, 2015—New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be synonymous with drinking. You can toast the new year and have a great time without alcohol. Staying away from alcohol at holiday celebrations can be a smart move. You’ll remember the night—and all the fun you have. Your thinking and decisions won’t be impaired. You’ll avoid Read more about Fill your cup with good expectations for 2016[…]

Poll: Many adults recognize being overweight but aren’t taking action

Dec. 30, 2015—Many adults who think they’re overweight say they’d like to drop the pounds, according to a recent Gallup poll. But the results also showed that most are not making real efforts to lose weight. Packing extra pounds carries some pretty serious health consequences. Among other problems, it brings an increased risk of heart Read more about Poll: Many adults recognize being overweight but aren’t taking action[…]

The top health stories of 2015

Dec. 29, 2015—From hot dogs to high heels, 2015 delivered a lot of interesting health news. While there were many leading headlines in health, here are a few that got some of the most attention from our readers in 2015. If you missed any of them, take the time to check them out—soon they’ll be Read more about The top health stories of 2015[…]

Cruisin Coffee raising money for The Memorial Foundation on Dec. 17

Hot Coffee and Kickin’ Country benefit a Great Cause Grab a coffee and donate to The Memorial Foundation tomorrow morning (THURSDAY) at the Cruisin Coffee at 32nd and West Nob Hill Blvd. Coastal Farm & Ranch of Yakima will match public donations up to $1,000, and all proceeds go to The Foundation, the philanthropic arm Read more about Cruisin Coffee raising money for The Memorial Foundation on Dec. 17[…]

It Takes Two to Talk at Children’s Village

Rhonda Shinn, a Speech Language Pathologist at Children’s Village works with families who have children with a diagnosed communication delay and uses an evidence-based program called It Takes Two to Talk (ITTT) to encourage communication. ITTT occurs in small, personalized group settings and teaches parents practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout Read more about It Takes Two to Talk at Children’s Village[…]

Allan Bros. employees have big hearts for Children’s Village

Staff at Children’s Village were overwhelmed with gratitude in December!  The generous employees of Allan Bros. held a toy drive for Parent to Parent’s annual holiday festival at Children’s Village.  A literal ‘truck load’ of stuffed animals, cars, trucks, tractors, dolls, books (and so much more!), completely filled Parent to Parent office! Staff at Children’s Read more about Allan Bros. employees have big hearts for Children’s Village[…]

Ensuring resources for the future

We are working on building endowment to create income to assure future funding, even in lean times.  To that end, and in celebration of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary, we have initiated a Legacy Endowment Campaign with a short-term goal of $1,000,000 over the next year and $5,000,000 in new support over the next five years. Read more about Ensuring resources for the future[…]

Donations go directly to programs

This graph showcases donations approved for distribution for the 2015/16 fiscal year. The Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees authorized distribution of your donated dollars to the areas in which you place a priority, as signified by your generous giving.  You can be assured that we put donated dollars right back into the community for healthcare Read more about Donations go directly to programs[…]