Posted on April 29th, 2013
The Lift a Life Foundation recently gifted $5 million to the Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation to help establish the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center at the hospital.
The gift is part of a $12 million initiative that will fund the creation of a state-of-the-art comprehensive diabetes care center offering education and treatment of Type 1 diabetes. The gift also will provide support to hire a physician, educator and nurse practitioner specialists; enhance medical, technological and educational resources and programs available to families; and improve inpatient and outpatient care facilities.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Novaks and the Lift a Life Foundation, we have a unique opportunity to improve the care we can provide to children with diabetes,” said Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., CFRE, and executive director of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We’ll now have the ability to provide more advanced programming and education aimed at helping families better manage their child’s diabetes.”
“The Lift a Life Foundation exists to provide individuals in need the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Ashley Novak Butler, director of the Lift a Life Foundation. “Helping children manage their diabetes and avoid the devastating complications of the disease will help them meet, and hopefully exceed, their expectations for a full and healthy life. We can’t think of a better result from an investment.”