The following article was published in the Fall/Winter 2011 edition of Cornerstone Magazine – the quarterly print publication produced by the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation. At the bottom of this page is a full PDF version of the Cornerstone magazine issue featuring our article (pages 7-8), as well. Thanks to the VHC Foundation for again spreading the word about our fundraising efforts for the year and, of course, thanks again to all of YOU who made last year the success it was!
Christopher Carter Foundation
In Memory and Partnership with Virginia Hospital Center Foundation
After raising over $30,000 in 2010 for diabetes education, prevention and treatment at Virginia Hospital Center, the Christopher Carter Foundation (CCF) rose to the challenge of living up to its first year success. The CCF raised the bar again, bringing in over $45,000 at two special events this year and reaching a two-year fundraising total of over $75,000. “To put our success into perspective, our initial fundraising goal was $10,000 in the first
year,” said CCF president, Kevin Harris. “As a brand new organization, comprised fully of volunteer individuals with full-time day jobs and busy family lives, this seemed like a realistic goal,” he said. “But thanks to our volunteers and supporters, people battling diabetes may be able to create a much brighter future than they otherwise would have faced. That achievement honors the memory of Chris in a special way.” All funds raised by CCF go directly to the cause of preventing and treating diabetes at Virginia Hospital Center. In 2011, CCF funds have supported community diabetes education and testing, new outpatient services for patients, patient educational materials, and initiatives to enhance diabetes treatment quality.
To make a donation to the Christopher Carter Foundation, please visit www.christophercarterfoundation.org