About Foundation

You can make a difference.

Your gift to the Cascade Health Foundation supports quality, charitable, compassionate health care right here in our community. As a local nonprofit, Cascade Health depends upon the generosity of community donations to ensure we can continue serving the unmet health needs of our neighbors.

Many of our patients and their families come to us at an extremely stressful and frightening time in their lives: when a new diagnosis necessitates changing the way they’ve always done things. When an injury takes away their ability to leave the house. When a serious illness has started to decrease their quality of life. Or when they receive a prognosis of six months or less to live.

At each of these moments, Cascade Health is there to provide critical medical care and emotional and spiritual support. And we couldn’t do it without your help.

Your gift provides care for life.

Cascade Health was founded to serve the community. Our focus has always been on filling gaps in local care options with comprehensive, compassionate care. And although all our services are covered at least partially by insurance, we strongly believe that everyone deserves the care they need; not just the care insurance is willing to cover.

Your gift to the Cascade Health Foundation makes it possible for us to spend necessary time with patients in some of life’s most difficult situations; to provide much-needed education and help to families; and to provide a reprieve from the physical symptoms of life-limiting illness to enable patients and their families to accomplish important goals at the end of life.

Our funding priorities are:

Pete Moore Hospice House (highest priority)

Our foundation’s primary focus is currently on raising funds to support Cascade Health’s Pete Moore Hospice House. The only hospice house in Lane County, Pete Moore Hospice House wraps residents and their families in a serene, home-like environment where they receive compassionate, hospital-quality end-of-life care and the space and support to find meaning and comfort in the final phase of life.

Because insurance does not fully cover the costs of operating the hospice house, we could not keep the doors open without the generosity of the community we serve. When you give today, you ensure that our professional nursing staff, social workers and bereavement specialists can continue to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families who depend upon us during a time of great need.

“My beautiful husband was at the Pete Moore Hospice House. He received the most excellent care from each and every professional there! I have bragged about the compassion and care they provided. They are truly the very best!”
— Wife of Pete Moore Hospice House patient

Home Hospice

Home hospice care, like care at Pete Moore Hospice House, surrounds patients with a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers to manage symptoms, provide support and improve quality of life – all while allowing people to stay in the comfort of their own homes.

Donations ensure that patients and families have 24/7 access to nursing assistance, grief and bereavement counseling, support groups, spiritual support, and alternative comfort care measures such as massage, aroma therapy, music, art and pet therapy to make people’s remaining days as comfortable and peaceful as possible.

“We are forever grateful for the care my mother and my family received from Cascade Hospice. Our nurses were angels and everyone we dealt with demonstrated the ultimate levels of professionalism.”
— Family of home hospice patient

Diabetes & Nutrition Education

Our Diabetes & Nutrition Education programs teach patients critical disease and diet management skills to help them achieve the highest level of wellness and prevent complications.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t begin to say that enough. When I first was diagnosed, I felt hopeless and thought my life was going to end. Instead, I’ve learned to be positive. I felt supported with the education classes and this program. I can do this. I feel empowered. Again, thank you!”
— Diabetes Education patient

General Fund

Gifts to the general fund are distributed to the organization’s charitable programs at the discretion of the board of directors. These funds are also used to provide financial assistance to people who need our services but are not insured by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Ways to give.

Your gift today is greatly appreciated. For your convenience, you may donate online or mail a check to:

Cascade Health Foundation
2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 200
Eugene, OR 97408

We also offer a number of special giving opportunities to help you accomplish your giving goals. For more information or contact Foundation Director Sarah-Kate Sharkey.

Sarah-Kate Sharkey, Director
Cascade Health Foundation
(541) 228-3003
ssharkey@cascadehealth.org

Charitable gifts made to the Cascade Health Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by current law. Our IRS identification number is 93­0421470. Thank you for your compassion and generosity!

Make an online donation today, or contact us for more information.

 

For more information, contact:

(541)­ 228-­3040