Friday, January 29, 2016

4th Quarter Satch Grants 2015 Awarded

Fourth Quarter Satch Grants for 2015 were awarded this week. Satchel's is excited about these three different organizations that help different members of our community.

Suwanee River Area Health Education Center  Awarded $500

Suwanee River AHEC seeks to promote and provide access to quality health connections for the community. SRAEHC services 12 counties in North Central Florida. This Satch Grant will help fund Understanding Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities: A Healthcare Perspective. The goal of this conference is to provide information to create a climate of inclusivity and openness in the healthcare settings and to increase healthcare providers' knowledge of health disparities. LGBTQ Education for healthcare providers will be provided at this summit to expand the understanding of these diverse populations.

Cops Against Cancer Trail Ride  Awarded $500

Climb for Cancer Foundation raises funds to assist families visiting their loved ones receiving cancer treatment at UF Health. CFC provides meal vouchers, gas cards and lodging to help families through this difficult time. This Satch Grant will help CFC run another successful Cops Against Cancer Trail Ride this winter at San Felasco State Park. This fundraiser provides a great way for local horse lovers and police officers to come together to ride for a great cause!

Through a Veteran's Lens  Awarded $500

UF Health Arts In Medicine's (AIM) primary mission is to focus on the spiritual and emotional health and wellbeing of patients, family members and staff of UF Health through the creative arts and aesthetics. AIM transforms the hospital experience through the arts. In addition to AIMs work at UF Health they are committed to outreach initiatives, including partnerships with organizations such as the VA.Through a Veteran's Lens is a photography initiative for local veterans. Veterans will meet once a month for six months to learn basic photography skills and create photographic responses based on their own experiences in the service. The resulting photographs will be exhibited in the Harn's education gallery to coincide with the exhibition Aftermath: The Fallout of War, on display from Aug 2016 - Jan 2017.