Tickets now on sale for popular Foundation Cruise

Press Room
13 August 2007

Tickets now are available for Curry Health Foundation’s popular annual fund-raising event – the Rogue River Champagne Jet Boat Cruise, announced Alice Hammermeister, Cruise chair. The thirteenth annual cruise is scheduled for Sunday, September 16. Amenities will include champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be served at Singing Springs Ranch.

A raffle will be held for two items: dinner for two and a “Made in Oregon” gift basket. Raffle tickets may be purchased for just $5 each.

The “Rogue Queen,” a glass-enclosed craft – provided by Rogue River Mail Boats — will depart at 1 p.m. from the Mail Boat dock and return about 6 p.m. The cost per person is $70.

With generous support from Rogue River Mail Boats, the Curry Health Foundation is able to offer this event. The popular annual event has raised thousands of dollars in prior years, a majority of which has benefited several health-related non-profit organizations in Curry County.

The Curry Health Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization that supports health care groups throughout Curry County. Since 1996, the Foundation has awarded over $320,000 for worthy projects benefiting Curry residents.

To learn more about the Curry Health Foundation and its mission or to make a contribution, call (541) 247-3189.

Curry Health Foundation Funds nearly $28,000 in grants for 2007

11 June 2007

The Curry Health Foundation is proud to announce its grant recipients for 2007. After careful consideration of the Foundation’s mission and donor wishes, the following projects were selected to receive 2007 grant funds—a total of nearly $28,000 was given to nine health care organizations in Curry County. Funds have been allocated as follows:

Curry Family Medical
$3,500 for the purchase of a portable vital signs monitor for pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and temperature.

Curry General Hospital
$700 for the purchase of dopplars for digital fetal health monitoring; and $2,600 to provide free men’s cancer screenings in Brookings, Gold Beach, and Port Orford.

Curry Good Samaritan Center
$4,000 for the purchase of bathing equipment, including blanket warmers, shower chairs, and electrical work; and $4,000 for the purchase of electric beds.

Curry County Home Health & Hospice
$2,142 for books and DVDs which provide terminally ill individuals, their families, and caregivers with “straight talk” about what will occur during the dying process.

Curry County Human Services
$1,228 for the purchase of bathing equipment, including a shower chair, weighted blankets, a positioning system, and curved eating utensils.

Curry County Public Health Department
$4,000 to fund a dentist and staff in a mobile unit, which will be used to provide dental exams and other dental services for 2nd and 3rd grade students.

Gold Beach Lions Club
$1,000 to fund a two-day visit of a Mobile Health Screening Unit which will provide vision and hearing screenings for children at Riley Creek School and Agness School.

Oasis Shelter Home
$1,260 to immunize staff against Hepatitis A & B.

South Coast Community Resource Center
$1,200 to fund a school-based alcohol and drug education program for children in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

“We’re so very grateful to all our donors and supporters who make this possible,” said Nancy Baum, R.N., Grant Committee Chair.

The Curry County-based, non-profit group began granting funds in 1996 to improve access to and quality of health care countywide. To date more than $325,000 has been awarded by the Foundation. Donations and generous support from the community allow the Curry Health Foundation Board of Directors to continue to provide grants such as these to health care organizations and projects in Curry County.

To learn more about the Curry Health Foundation and its mission or to make a contribution, call (541) 247-3189 or email