On Sunday, October 3, Nascentia Health celebrated their annual Raise A Glass event, which raises funds for the organization’s charitable entity, the Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation. Held at Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club, the event drew over 200 people and raised more than $100,000 for the foundation. The Nascentia Health Charitable Foundation is focused on improving the lives of the organization’s home-care patients through grants of life-changing health-related items to those who are uninsured or under-insured. Recent donations include a generator for a rural patient so frequent power outages don’t affect his oxygen machine, equipment to allow a mother to safely get her disabled child in and out of the bath, and new beds and mattresses for patients who were sleeping on the floor or dilapidated/unsafe beds. Learn more about our foundation at nascentiahealth.org/foundations.
Nascentia Health CEO Kate Rolf presented awards to three local individuals who have significantly contributed to the well-being of the community. County Executive Ryan McMahon received the the Civic Engagement Excellence Award, which is given to recognize a person or group that excels in addressing public concern and making a difference in the lives of those in the community. McMahon was chosen for his leadership and commitment to making Onondaga County a safe and thriving place to live and work. Adam and Clover Weitsman received the Community Champion Award, which is presented in honor of persons or organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to the community. They were selected for their significant philanthropy efforts through their CNY Tuesdays give-back campaign, in addition to the many other charitable donations they have provided in support of local organizations.