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10 Q Mississippi Business Journal Q December 21, 2018

Nonprofit Awards


American Heart Association (Jackson)

ased in Madison, 4everCaring is a faith-based nonprofit where the mission is to serve families in Mississippi with an emphasis on those with socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Areas of interest include but not limited to community development, economic empowerment, education, mentorship, health and wellness. One program is their F.I.T (Fun Innovative Training) program which is health and wellness component where residents are able to engage in fun ways to exercise and be healthy. Classes include the only water aerobics offered in South Jackson, march aerobics, line dance aerobics, step aerobics, and jump rope aerobics.



Baddour Center

Baptist Health Foundation



aul Baddour passed away in 1973, leaving a generous sum of money and a charge to his family for them to use the money for a charitable purpose. With gifts from business associates, friends, and family, Baddour Memorial Center was founded in 1978. It has been pouring its heart into serving adults with intellectual disabilities ever since. Baddour Memorial Center – now simply called The Baddour Center — began with five residents but now serves 150 men and women who live on campus and additional day clients who live in the surrounding communities. Baddour residents represent many states across our nation. And the Baddour Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary in December and looks forward to many more years of serving residents and their families.

he American Heart Association works tirelessly to bring awareness and education to Mississippians about overall health. Through events like the Heart Walk, Heart Ball and the Go Red For Women Luncheon, the AHA brings the community together, raises funds for life-saving research, and educates people about how to incrementally decrease their risk for cardiovascular diseases. Funding research is at the heart of what they do. By funding more than $3 million of research right here in Mississippi, they’ve propelled breakthroughs that have saved and improved thousands of lives. The AHA depends on the generosity of its donors and sponsors, and the time and talent of our many volunteers, to help move them toward a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

he mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to support the healing mission and work of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center (MBMC). Since 1911, MBMC has served Mississippi to provide the highest quality health care guided by Christian faith. Today, MBMC is part of a growing network that makes comprehensive health care, health education, health risk assessment, and wellness more accessible than ever before. Funds donated to Baptist Health Foundation, in support of MBMC, provide equipment, services, comfort, and convenience for patients and their families that might not otherwise be available. One of their special programs, fund for the girls, established in 2012, supports Mississippi women in need of financial assistance for breast health services. The purpose of fund for the girls is to break down the financial barrier that prevents some women from obtaining needed breast screenings. The fund not only pays for screening mammograms, but also diagnostic ultrasounds, and biopsies, and the staff can help direct patients to additional care as needed.

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