Patient Advocate, Tami Williams, volunteers with the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps Auxiliary.
This past month, the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps Auxiliary organized the hospitality room for the Marines Central Division Conference. Tami has served as the Secretary for the group and was recently elected to be the Chaplain. Throughout the year, the group sends out care packages to active Marines stationed around the world. They also help raise money for Toys for Tots, participate in an Operation Little Angel project, an
d work with a group home for Servicemen with PTSD who are displaced and need counseling to be able to return back to their homes and back into the community. Tami’s son-in-law is a Marine but currently not in active duty.
We are proud of all your efforts Tami!
ClaimAid Eligibility Assistant Manager, Diane Fugate, will be volunteering with HandiCapable Camp on September 9, 10 and 11 at their yearly camping adventure. The event is organized for individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
Diane is one of two activity directors for the camp which is held in Southern Indiana at Bradford Woods. The group accommodates approximately 110 campers and 250 volunteers who assist disabled campers in boat riding, fishing, a petting zoo, archery, crafts, an evening dance and fireworks.
HandiCapable Camp has been in operation since 1974 and is run by a volunteer board of directors that consists of special education teachers, nurses, an EMS, accountant and others with a variety of business experience. The board members review all camp applications to determine eligibility to attend the camp.
The camp has gained support from organizations such as the local fire department and EMS, who provide an ambulance and staff for the weekend of camping. A doctor and nurse attend to handle medical needs and medication administration for the campers.
The board works diligently to keep the cost of the camp as low as possible for attendees and free to all volunteers. It is their mission to continue to provide a camp to this very special population long into the future. They invite everyone to join their cause and share in this great adventure.
“It is one of the most rewarding things that I do. The campers love everything we offer for them to do. We put a lot of thought into offering a variety of outdoor activities for them, but they always smile and appreciate anything that is offered.” – Diane Fugate
ClaimAid Patient Advocate, Teryl Martin volunteered her time with the Cancer Services of Grant County at their annual Walk of Hope event. The event drew 3,480 walkers and raised $52,600 in donations.
In her 12th year as a board member with Cancer Services of Grant County, Martin recognizes the needs of cancer patients and their families. “Cancer touches all of us, in one way or another,” said Martin. “It is our mission to increase survival rates and embrace families facing cancer by providing them with financial assistance, education, transportation, and navigation through their cancer treatment.”
Cancer Services of Grant County is a community based agency established in 1959. They aspire to lift the burden of illness for local individuals as well as educational outreach on early detection and prevention.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.grantcountycancer.org.
Teryl is a ClaimAid Patient Advocate at Marion General Hospital. Keep up the good work Teryl!