100 percent of your donation will be used for the purposes specified. Unrestricted gifts will be directed to the areas of greatest need. The St. Mary's Foundation's operational costs are paid by St. Mary's Medical Center. We appreciate all gifts.
The goal of Kids in Motion is to get kids ages 5-17 moving and having fun, while also learning about fitness and nutrition. Body Mass Index, body fat percentage and blood pressure are tracked throughout the program to measure progress and to customize the program to fit each individual. Children utilize exergaming equipment, which combines video games and exercise. Some of the activities include iDance, which is similar to the popular Dance Dance Revolution game and the T-wall, where players try to quickly touch surfaces as they light up in various sequences. Participants compete with each other as well as their previous scores in order to earn points for prizes.
Kids in Motion is not just about fun and games, however. Participants and their parents or guardians also receive important nutrition education through several activities, including grocery store tours. Another major component of the program provides opportunities for the children participating to improve their self-esteem.
St. Mary's Hospitality House is an extension of the mission of St. Mary's Medical Center and is generously supported by the The Foundation at St. Mary's, the St. Mary's Auxiliary and countless community partners and friends. The house is our way to further support patients and their families by providing the necessities of shelter, nourishment and emotional support in their most vulnerable moments, when they or someone they know and love is in a medical crisis.
The Pink Ribbon Fund at St. Mary’s Breast Center was formed in 2006 to help ensure that all women have access to mammography services. Many women do not get annual mammograms due to a lack of health insurance or being underinsured. The fund pays for screening mammograms for these women to eliminate the financial barrier to getting a mammogram.
Since the Pink Ribbon Fund began, many women throughout the Tri-State have had a mammogram without any financial obligation. The fund’s designation was recently expanded to include diagnostic services due to the generous support of donors in the community through events like PATH to the Cure and the Ladies in Pink Luncheon.
The majority of the proceeds from Path to the Cure goes towards St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund and some of the proceeds will also go to the continued development and maintenance of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH), a bicycle and pedestrian trail system for the City of Huntington.
One hundred percent of donations to the Pink Ribbon Fund are used to help women in the Tri-State area maintain their breast health.