WMMC Foundation Hosts First Day of Giving Event
Photographed Above: One group from the Warrensburg School District who participated in Jeans4Change, helping to raise $880 towards the $3,838.75 total.
Warrensburg, MO (November 4, 2019)—Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation hosted its first annual “Day of Giving” campaign during the last week of October. This campaign was a way to conclude the first capital project that the WMMC Foundation announced in early 2018 as a two-year, $330,000 project. This project, “Advancing Cancer Care, Closer to Home,” focuses on bringing cancer care to our community. For more information about the project, visit wmmc.com/advancing.
The Day of Giving campaign started out as a week full of fundraisers. The first fundraiser on the agenda was a Chipotle Night, where Chipotle committed to donating 33% of proceeds back to the WMMC Foundation if the customer said they were at Chipotle to support the WMMC Foundation. This was hosted on Monday, October 21, from 4 – 8 pm and raised $606.82.
We also hosted the first Jeans4Change event, to encourage a community-wide competition to raise funds and awareness for the WMMC Foundation. Businesses were challenged to invite their employees to wear jeans on Thursday, October 24th for $5. This event raised $3,838.75 with the Warrensburg School District taking the lead at $880.
Businesses that participated were: Central Bank, Daily Star Journal, Edward Jones – Alan Brandt, Equity Bank, F & C Bank, Johnson County Assessor’s Office, Johnson County Courthouse offices, Johnson County EMA, Lotspeich Automotive, Quarry City Saving & Loans, Smarr & Associates, UCM Student Activities office, Warrensburg Chrysler & Ford, Warrensburg Collision, Warrensburg Police Department, Warrensburg School District, and WMMC.
The week concluded with the actual “Day of Giving” on Saturday, October 26th, at the UCM vs. Pitt State football game. Many WMMC Foundation and UCM volunteers worked together to collect change and spread the message about the WMMC Foundation. An additional $267.86 was collected that day, with $4,713.43 raised through the week.
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Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com.
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