GCI donates to virtual Raven’s Ball paddle raise for ANMC neonatal heart monitors | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

GCI donates to virtual Raven’s Ball paddle raise for ANMC neonatal heart monitors

April 23, 2020

It has been almost one month since the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation made the hard and right decision to cancel their 2020 Raven’s Ball fundraising event. The annual gala raises awareness and funding for health initiatives that further the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world. Funds generated by the Raven’s Ball provide support across the Alaska Tribal Health System for healthy patients, healthy kids and healthy communities.

During this challenging time, the Foundation is grateful to have partners like GCI, through their GCI Gives philanthropy program, who continues to help advance HANF goals. This year’s Raven’s Ball key funding area was a paddle raise planned to raise donations for the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) Neonatal Resuscitation Program for the purchase of five to seven neonatal cardiac heart monitors.

Despite the cancellation, GCI quickly donated $25,000 to kick off funding for a virtual paddle raise online auction that the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation will host in the fall. It is encouraging to have GCI’s support for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, since time is of the essence when an infant requires resuscitation. The neonatal cardiac monitors provide essential medical information and make it easier to identify key vital signs, which allows for faster recognition and response from the care providers.

For more information, contact HANF staff at (907) 729-5652 or info@inspiringgoodhealth.org.

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