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Community Health Charities
Making a difference because you care

WHAT YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS

  • $3 per pay period can provide a Supporting Arthritis Kids (SAK) backpack, filled with resources and fun items to kids like Natalie- a child newly diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis.
  • $5 per pay period can enable clinical investigators to extract DNA from 3 blood samples obtained through the Arthritis Internet Registry to advance scientific discoveries.
  • $20 per pay period can register 1 family to attend our annual Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Conference to connect with other families living with the daily challenges of JA.

ABOUT COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES

Community Health Charities is a nonprofit that raises awareness and resources for health and wellness by connecting more than 2,000 of the most trusted health charities across the United States with more than 17 million caring employees through workplace giving campaigns, causes, wellness programs, employee engagement, and strategic partnerships. Health has never been such an urgent priority: 77% of U.S. workers suffer from at least one long-term health condition, ranging from cancer to asthma — chances are someone you know is affected.

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Kids Get Arthritis Too

Arthritis Foundation

Natalie was diagnosed with JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) a couple months ago, but doctors think she has had it for a while now. The pain started about a year ago. Natalie would wake up with pain and stiffness in her hands, wrist, and fingers. As any kid would, she complained to her mom, but her mom didn’t make too much of it. She too thought it was growing pains, until they began to notice that it wasn’t just her hands and wrist, but her ankles were swollen for no reason too.

After not being able to do certain things like open jars, or pour a glass of milk, Natalie's mom took her to her pediatrician, whom referred them to Shriner’s Hospital. Natalie was examined, tested, and given the possible diagnosis of JIA. Needing to see a specialist, she and her mom traveled over 3 hours for appointments to discover that Natalie’s JIA is polyarticular, affecting five or more joints.Natalie confides that “I don’t let my illness being me down. I am afraid to tell my friends, though, because I think I will get made fun of.  I hope I can get better soon so I can be able to do activities that I am not able to do now.”

COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES MEMBERS

ALS Association, Kentucky, Central and Southern Ohio Chapter, Fort Thomas
EIN: 31-1235704  -  The only national, non-profit health organization dedicated solely to fight against ALS. Delivers patient services including nurse consultation, equipment, education, advocacy, support groups and research.  20%

American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, KY, Lexington
EIN: 13-5613797  -  Dedicated to building lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke through education, research, advocacy and outreach through community programs, helping people live longer, healthier lives.  24.9%

Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Kentucky
EIN: 58-1341679  -  The Arthritis Foundation is the champion of Yes. The Foundation helps conquer battles through life-changing information and resources, access to care and advancements in science.  24.9%

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Kentucky Chapter
EIN: 13-6193105  -  Our mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.  18.6%

JDRF International, Kentucky Chapter
EIN: 23-1907729  -  JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.  6.3%

Mental Health America of Kentucky
EIN: 61-0662261  -  We improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services through advocacy, education of the public, and promotion of research-based practices.

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Louisville KY
EIN: 13-1665552  -  Fighting neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research; providing comprehensive healthcare services and support to MDA families nationwide; and rallying communities through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.  7.1%

National Hemophilia Foundation, Kentucky
EIN: 61-0656750  -  Assists individuals with hemophilia and similar bleeding disorders through education, advocacy, support services, and promotes research for a cure.  15%

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana
EIN: 31-1053467  -  Provides a “home away from home" for families of seriously ill children through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room Programs.  16.1%

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (serving Kentucky)
EIN: 35-1044585  -  Researches and treats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. Families never billed by St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Discoveries freely shared worldwide. 19%

ALS Association, Kentucky Chapter
EIN: 94-3124729  -  Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.  39.4%

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter
EIN: 13-3039601  -  The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.  10.5%

American Lung Association in Kentucky
EIN: 31-4379531  -  Dedicated to helping Midlanders breathe easier by fighting lung disease, preventing smoking, managing asthma, and improving air quality through education, community service, advocacy, and research  13.5%

Children's Hospital Foundation, Kentucky
EIN: 61-6027530  -  To raise funds and generate support for Norton Children's Hospital a 267-bed pediatric hospital providing tertiary care of acutely-ill children regardless of ability to pay.  19.1%

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kentucky/West Virginia Chapter
EIN: 13-1930701  -  The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead full, productive lives.  14.4%

Kids Cancer Alliance
EIN: 61-1256743  -  Provides camp, recreational and support programs for children with cancer and their families to enhance quality of life. All programs are provided free of charge.  19%

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter
EIN: 13-5644916  -  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  14.2%

National Kidney Foundation Serving Kentucky
EIN: 13-1673104  -  We are the largest, most effective, and longstanding organization fighting kidney disease, a growing public health problem affecting 1 in 3 Americans and their families.  22.2%

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
EIN: 13-5661935  -  People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.  29%

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass
EIN: 61-0986164  -  Helps keep families together during a child's medical crisis. Existing solely on donations, our charity provides a safe and comfortable "home away from home".  25%

Special Olympics Kentucky
EIN: 61-0954571  -  Provides year-round sports, health, and education programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them the opportunity to develop physically and socially.  24.5%