Kirkpatrick Family Fund Named as Recipient of 2016 Bertha Levy Health Care Advocate Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 28, 2016
For More Information Contact: Robyn Coventon, Variety Care (405) 635-5694
Variety Care Names 2016 Bertha Levy Health Care Advocate Award Recipient
(November 28, Oklahoma City) – Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, November 29, the annual Variety Care Diamond Donor Event will be held at the Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. Variety Care Foundation Board Chair Ann Dagg will present the Kirkpatrick Family Fund with the 10th annual 2016 Bertha Levy Health Care Advocate award. The Kirkpatrick Family Fund has been selected for this honor to publicly recognize their ongoing support of and commitment to reducing the rates of teen pregnancy in Oklahoma County.
“This year's event is especially meaningful because it is the 10th anniversary of the Bertha Levy Award as well as the 10th year of our partnership with KFF,” said Lou Carmichael, CEO of Variety Care. “Without the philanthropic giving and the vision for a greater Oklahoma that our friends at the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have, Variety Care could not provide the services we do for so many adolescents in Oklahoma. We are grateful to the support we receive from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund that allows us to make such an impact on the lives of so many young people.”
In addition to their commitment to adolescent health, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund has made an indelible mark on the Oklahoma landscape through their continuing backing of healthy family initiatives, educational programs for lower income families, the Oklahoma Arts Council, improved quality of life via enhanced and protected built environments, the Homeless Alliance and community led arts and humanities programs.
The Diamond Donor event is an annual expression of gratitude for those donors who have given $1,000 or more in the last year to Variety Care. The Bertha Levy Health Care Advocate award is in honor of Bertha Levy, M.D., who died in 2007 at age 92. Past recipients include Sarkeys Foundation, Cassie Bowen, Kim Henry, Dr. Jay Johnston, Dr. Robert Mannel, Sally Bentley, Mike Fogarty, Good Shepherd Dental Clinic, and Mike Dover.
About Variety Care (www.varietycare.org): Variety Care is Oklahoma’s largest community health center with sixteen health care facilities in central, south and western Oklahoma. In 2015, we provided comprehensive and coordinated medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and social services to 96,582 individuals through 287,644 encounters. A United Way partner agency, Variety Care serves patients with insurance and without insurance and strives to make health care affordable and accessible for all patients. The Variety Care Foundation provides philanthropic support and community awareness for Variety Care and its efforts.
The entire family can access affordable care at Variety Care. A United Way partner agency, Variety Care serves patients with insurance and without insurance and strives to make quality health care affordable and accessible for all patients.