The CIMKF board is honored to serve as this year's Honorary Chairperson for "ENCORE" presented by the Morton Civic Chorus on behalf of the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund. Our board consists of 11 volunteers members; six are from the medical field, the others of us are from financial, business, and educational fields. Each of us has joined the board due to our deep determination to help those in need in their fight against kidney disease. Four of us have are or have been members of the Morton Civic Chorus, and it was there we first learned of the true struggles and needs of the kidney dialysis patients that we serve.
Perhaps you know of a friend, co-worker, or family who has been affected by chronic kidney disease. Along with the time lost away from family and work fighting this disease, chronic kidney disease has a devastating cost financially, that is never totally covered by insurance. The purpose of CIMKF is to assist kidney disease patients both with services and finances.
The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund (CIMKF) is a 501(c)(3) charity whose ongoing mission is to collect and distribute funds to chronic kidney
disease patients. CIMKF pays for food, transportation, medicine, and emergency living expenses for patients who are waiting for other assistance to start or for whom all other avenues of support have been exhausted. Every month the CIMKF board hears cases involving patients in need of financial assistance not covered by Healthcare, Medicare, or Medicaid. A social worker representing the 15 dialysis centers in Central Illinois presents each case, which is carefully considered by the board and generally approved.
We are asking you to participate with me in making a donation to this year's CIMKF campaign. Your gift is 100% tax deductible. Most importantly, you will be providing much needed financial assistance to people suffering from a very debilitating disease.
We thank you for your consideration.
The CIMKF Board