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MSMS Foundation Donates $10,000 to Aid Flint Children Amid Water Crisis

Donation will support the Flint Child Health & Development Fund and
honor MSMS member Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD

The Michigan State Medical Society Foundation earlier today presented the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint with a $10,000 donation to assist area residents during Flint’s water crisis.

MSMS has long history of supporting physicians who care for our most vulnerable populations. This donation will support critical public health, medical and community-based services to help mitigate short- and long-term challenges Flint children will face.

“Physicians are on the frontlines providing care for children and families in Flint,” said MSMS Foundation President Dorothy M. Kahkonen, MD. “We’re honored to come alongside the Flint Child Health & Development Fund for critical public health, medical, and community-based services to mitigate the short- and long-term challenges Flint children will face.”

The Fund, established at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, is a supplemental resource to the ongoing pursuit of state and federal funding.

“We are incredibly thankful for this contribution from the Michigan State Medical Society Foundation,” said Kathi Horton, President, Community Foundation of Greater Flint. “The generosity of state and local physicians will directly benefit the Flint community specifically the Flint Child Health & Development Fund, founded by Doctor Hanna-Attisha.”

“This donation by the Michigan State Medical Society is great news for our community. Not only will it greatly impact the future of Flint’s children, it will also support the important work that the Community Foundation of Greater Flint on behalf of all residents,” said State Senator Jim Ananich.

For more information on the Flint Child Health & Development Fund or on how to help with the water crisis, visit flintkids.org 

 

ABOUT THE MSMS FOUNDATION:

Founded in 1945 by Michigan physicians, the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation is the nonprofit charitable organization of MSMS. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation provides supports public or professional education, research programs and projects in the field of health; to encourage the advancement of healthy lifestyles and the prevention, diagnosis or cure of disease; to offer support for physicians who suffer impairment; and to provide a resource for the management and distribution of signature funds or bequests designated for special purposes.


ABOUT THE MICHIGAN STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY
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The Michigan State Medical Society is a professional association of more than 15,000 Michigan physicians.  Its mission is to promote a health care environment which supports physicians in caring for, and enhancing the health of Michigan citizens through science, quality, and ethics in the practice of medicine.  Please visit www.msms.org for more information.

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