This unprecedented health crisis reminds us that Wellness Foundation’s mission is more important than ever before. It is not always easy to take care of one’s physical, spiritual and emotional health, but just as we have always done, Wellness Foundation wants to be there to support you during this difficult time. Because people with chronic diseases are at the greatest risk of complications from Covid-19, we are reminded of why we are committed to helping people make lifestyle changes to prevent and reverse these diseases. Our small team is working hard to make more of our resources and life-changing programs available online to help you eat healthy, keep moving, manage stress and stay connected.
It is with great disappointment that we will be cancelling our 2020 Summer Benefit scheduled for June 13. This event, which raises nearly half of Wellness Foundation’s annual budget, was set to honor our Founder and Board Chair Emeritus, Doug Mercer, for his vision and dedication to the wellbeing of our community. Our team is working diligently to make up this budget shortfall, but we gratefully welcome your support to ensure that we can continue to serve our most vulnerable children and families.
I have been so inspired by the outpouring of support for each other and the positive stories coming out of this crisis. We are all in this together and we can get through it together. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check out our Healthy at Home page for ongoing resources. The WF team will do our best to be there for you with positivity, inspiration, resources and kinship during this difficult time, and we are enormously appreciative for all that the community has done and continues to do to support our work.