Mar 31, 2016

Grow the Love with ArkansasGives on April 7!

One week from today - on Thursday, April 7 - give online at ArkansasGives.org to help Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation!

Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation will earn bonus dollars and have a chance to earn prizes for every gift given online through ArkansasGives.org from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. next Thursday, April 7. andldquo;Your online donation April 7 will help Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation raise additional funds and awareness for the four BRMC Community Health Education and Support Houses. The Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, Reppell Diabetes Learning Center, Peitz Cancer Support House and Schliemann Center for Womenandrsquo;s Health Education rely solely on your donations to keep providing the free services they do for our community,” said Cindy Costa, CFRE, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Director of Development.

Last year ArkansasGives raised $2 million online in one day for more than 350 nonprofits statewide. This yearandrsquo;s goal is $4 million. Arkansas Community Foundation has set up a $400,000 bonus pool to be divided among the charities participating statewide. In addition, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation will compete for additional cash prizes from First Security Bank that will be awarded to the organizations that raise the most individual donations and most total dollars.

The public will be able to give online from smartphones, tablets or personal computers by going toArkansasGives.org on April 7, choosing Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation and making a credit card donation.

All donations designated to Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation through ArkansasGives on April 7 will help the BRMC Community Health Education and Support Houses - Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, Reppell Diabetes Learning Center, Peitz Cancer Support House and Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education – continue providing programs and services to the Twin Lakes area.

About the BRMC Community Health Education and Support Houses
The Mruk Family Education Center on Aging is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults and their families in our community. The center offers educational programs and support groups, as well as fitness and nutrition classes. Join us for our Journey to Healthy Aging programs and various support groups including:

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Better Breathers
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Digestive System Conditions
  • AARP Driver Safety Program
  • Talking to Your Doctor
  • Senior Self Defense


The Peitz Cancer Support House is the first line of support for cancer patients, their families and friends. Help is there for patients and families from diagnosis to treatment until remission and beyond. All programs and services provided by the PCSH are offered free of charge, including:

  • Wigs & Turbans
  • Prosthesis Supplies
  • Resource Library
  • Men’s Cancer Support
  • Breast Cancer Support
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Celebrating Life Series
  • Cancer Support Connections
  • Exercise for Cancer Survivors
  • Nutrition Classes

The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center understands that diabetes is a serious condition that cannot be cured, yet can be controlled. Proper education and disease management can help both children and adults maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Reppell Diabetes Learning Center provides the necessary tools to manage this disease, including:

  • Self-care Skills
  • Exercise Information
  • Nutritional Classes
  • Medical Information
  • Social Support
  • Prevention of Complications


The Schliemann Center for Womenandrsquo;s Health Education is committed to promoting good health and well-being for women in every stage of their lives. The center offers educational classes and support groups in an understanding and comfortable environment. The following are just a few of the events, support groups and classes:

  • Safe Sitter® babysitting
  • Childbirth & Breastfeeding
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Schliemann Learning Sessions
  • Girls’ Night Out
  • Golden Girls’ Day Out
  • Women’s Heart Health
  • Women’s Health Forum
  • Teen Girls Go To College


For one day, givers throughout Arkansas will have one easy way to give through Arkansas Community Foundationandrsquo;s ArkansasGives site. Join us to grow the love!

ArkansasGives is presented by Arkansas Community Foundation in partnership with Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance and ATandT Arkansas. Media partners include THV 11 in Little Rock, KAIT in Jonesboro, KFSM TV 5 in Fort-Smith-Fayetteville, iHeart Media, the Arkansas Press Association, the Arkansas Broadcast Association and Soiree Magazine.

Arkansas Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $132 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

Since 1988, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation has made an unyielding commitment to Baxter Regional Medical Center to provide the funding to ensure the best healthcare possible. By providing our staff with the latest medical technology, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation is devoted to the health needs of our community.

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