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Delnor Foundation Receives $25K Grant From Community Foundation

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Christopher N. King, Manager, Public Relations
Cadence Health
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Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Awards Grant to Support Cancer Care Services at Delnor Hospital

Geneva, Ill., May 18, 2012 – Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, a non-profit philanthropic organization, recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Delnor Foundation in support of the cancer care services at Delnor Hospital, a member of Cadence Health. Delnor’s cancer care services provide patients with comprehensive cancer care through clinical expertise and diagnostic technologies and treatments.

“We are grateful to be a recipient of this grant, to help Delnor Hospital continue providing top flight care, close to home, for members of our community in need of comprehensive cancer care,” said Catherine Wierz, Chief Development Officer, Delnor Foundation. “Philanthropic partnerships, such as this one with Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, are essential to our ability to deliver our mission to the community.”

The Delnor Foundation supports Delnor Hospital’s mission to provide excellence in health care and promote lifelong wellness in the communities Delnor Hospital serves. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, the Delnor Foundation has given back to the community through the support of initiatives and programs that impact the lives of local residents every day.

Cadence Health recently received approval to begin building a new cancer center on the Delnor campus. The center will allow patients to receive comprehensive cancer treatment at a single location and will begin serving patients in fall 2013.  Among the services that will be provided in the new facility are advanced radiation therapy, brachytherapy, infusion therapy, genetic and nutritional counseling, support services, survivorship programs, and access to clinical trials.

“We are so pleased to support Delnor’s current project to centralize their cancer care services into one, convenient location,” said Sharon Stredde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. “This important initiative will greatly enhance each patient’s well-being.  We applaud Delnor for its vision and compassion.”

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County Illinois.

About Delnor Foundation

The Delnor Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports Delnor and its mission to provide excellence in health care, promote lifelong wellness and support the current health care needs of the communities we serve.  For more information, please visit www.supportdelnor.com.

About Cadence Health

Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System (CDH) based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1 million patients in Chicago’s western suburbs. For five consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), Central DuPage Hospital was selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.,” and currently maintains affiliations with Children’s Memorial Hospital for pediatric care and Cleveland Clinic for adult medical oncology and cardiac surgery. Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health.  Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Cadence Health employs more than 6,100 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 175 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. For more information or to find a doctor, please visit www.cadencehealth.org.

About Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois. We are a tax-exempt public charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowment and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation.

Foundation funds are used to provide grants to non-profit organizations and scholarships to area students. The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley serves the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County in the State of Illinois. For more, please visitwww.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.

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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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