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Arts in Medicine Fund

Memorial is a strong advocate of healing through the arts. It is an important supplement to the medical care provided by our physicians and staff and is proven to help the patient in the healing process as arts therapy.

The Arts in Medicine Fund provides the resources need to fund our Art for the Soul program and has resulted in displaying over 750 Foundation-owned art prints throughout our health system facilities. It also funds our First Monday in the Atrium program, noted for featuring musicians from the region in concert from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the Atrium of the hospital. The Foundation is now involved in creating an Artist in Residency Program which will pair local artists with rehab and infusion patients as a means of reducing stress while undergoing treatments.

Cancer Fund

The Cancer Fund helps meet the increasing costs of maintaining a state-of-the-art oncology program at Lake Charles Memorial. Fund support helps Memorial acquire new technology and upgrade treatment areas with new chemotherapy chairs for patients or educational materials to the community at large. Whether a one-time gift or a pledge extended over several years, donations are dedicated to the needs of the cancer program and treatment.

Foundation for Fairplay Fund [F3 Fund]

The F3 Fund [Foundation for Fairplay] began in 2013 as a means to raise money dedicated to “providing a safe and level playing field” for all high school student-athletes in the Calcasieu Parish area, both private and public schools. The Foundation gives over $75,000 to area high school athletics annually which fund proper and safe athletic equipment and environments throughout the Parish. These projects have resulted in fewer injuries to the young men and women who participate in high school athletics.

Heart Fund

The Heart Fund supports the cardiovascular programs at Lake Charles Memorial and the astounding changes cardiovascular medicine has undergone over the past few decades. Whether it involves upgrading equipment in one of our three cardiac catheterization labs, providing oversized digital monitors in our operating rooms to enhance the surgical experience for our physicians and their patients, or offering educational information about cardiovascular disease and strokes to the general public, your one-time gift or pledge extended over several years to the Heart Fund will help Memorial continue the expansions of the heart program..

The Pink & Blue Wall Fund

The Pink & Blue Wall Fund enhances the neonatal program and birthing center at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women which has grown to be the leader in women's health services, in particular the Family Birth Center. With this growth, comes additional revenue needs for equipment such as new baby monitors; updated furnishings in the labor, delivery and postpartum suites; or educational materials for expectant moms.

A special program designed to provide resources for the Family Birth Center, The Pink & Blue wall is an opportunity for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends to commemorate the birth of a baby while benefitting Memorial Hospital for Women. For a $100 donation, the baby's name and birth date will be placed on The Pink & Blue wall located in the lobby of the Memorial Hospital for Women.

The Pink & Blue wall is not restricted to newborns at Memorial Hospital for Women. Parents, grandparents, relatives or friends may commemorate any child on the wall, whether or not they were born at Memorial. Pink & Blue Wall Fund registration forms are available in the Family Birth Center at the Women’s Campus

Residents Fund

Memorial Health System trains three classes of eight primary care physicians each year. Under the supervision of a LSU-based team of physician/instructors, the program provides a hospital setting for the final year of training for these fine young men and women which come from the U.S., Canada and abroad to learn their medical skills. The Residents program is fully funded by Memorial and the Residence Fund helps students with their living expenses while in the program.

To make a gift in support of these and/or other programs, call The Foundation at (337) 494-3226. You may mail your donation directly to The Foundation office at 1701 Oak Park Blvd; Suite 1940, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

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