Dr. Patricia Bader (left), from Northeast Indiana Genetic Counseling Center, was the guest speaker at Whitley County Giving Circle for Womenâ€™s Healthâ€™s 10-year celebration. Aileen Meier (right), president of the steering committee, shared some of the groupâ€™s successes. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For 10 years, Whitley Countyâ€™s Giving Circle for Womenâ€™s Health has reached out to ladies who might need medical care and support.
Wednesday, the organization celebrated the decade of service with a luncheon. Aileen Meier, president of the steering committee, revealed some impressive numbers for the group.
Since its inception, the Giving Circle has given 140 mammograms, totalling approximately $40,000. Since fundraising has been an ongoing focus for the group, Meier was â€śpleasedâ€ť to announce the fund had an approximate balance of $164,000.
â€śThis is very exciting and good news for us,â€ť Meier said. â€śWe can do a lot of great things.â€ť
Recently, the Giving Circle awarded three grants. One was given to the Purdue Extension Office for a family nutrition program that teaches participants how to stretch the grocery budget.
Second, Passages, Inc. was given a partial grant for counseling and classes for its female clients with intellectual disabilities.
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