Barbara Szczepaniak, Director of Programs, DuPage Community Foundation, Kathleen M. Burke, CEO, The Robert Crown Center for Health Education, Peri Todd, Director, Clinical Research/Charitable Giving, DuPage Medical Group,
Kristina Sharkey, Director, The Spine Center of DuPage Medical Group
The Robert Crown Center for Health Education (RCC) received a $20,000 grant from the DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund on September 19th to support RCC’s heroin education and prevention projects. The goal of the program is to stop the growing trend of heroin use and death across the Chicago area and the nation, and the DMG Charitable Fund’s gift specifically supports efforts to build awareness in DuPage County.
Physicians from DuPage Medical Group will also serve on RCC’s Heroin Advisory Committee. “We are proud to contribute to such a worthy cause, especially one that has been greatly affecting the communities that we serve” said Dr. Abdel Fahmy, a physician specializing in Addiction Medicine at DuPage Medical Group. The Robert Crown Center for Health Education will use the donation to assist in its effort to raise community awareness of the growing heroin problem in the suburbs. RCC and DuPage Medical Group physicians will work together developing materials that will educate physicians about heroin use as a public health challenge, and give them the tools they need to help parents and young people who might be at risk, or who are already struggling.
About DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund
The DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund of the DuPage Community Foundation was founded in 2010 as a way of coordinating the group’s charitable giving efforts through both volunteer programs and monetary donations. The Charitable Fund has aligned its giving with the three greatest needs of DuPage County: food, shelter and healthcare related services. The DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund is the philanthropic arm of DuPage Medical Group which is the largest independent physician group in the Chicagoland area.