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Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation Awards Grants

The Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation voted to award grants to three local non-profit organizations at their meeting on January 14, 2015.  These grants will support the community in attaining healthier lifestyles and also serves as a component of Western Maine Health’s community outreach.

The Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation awarded $7,320 to the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School for melanoma (skin cancer) education for students, staff and the community.  The grant was submitted by long term teacher and coach, Charles Martin. Grant funding will provide screening for teachers, students, athletes and the community.  In addition, grant monies will support educational activities such as Tan-Free Prom and the purchase of sun canopies for school and summer recreational programs.

Tri Town Ambulance and Rescue Service in West Paris was awarded a grant in the amount of $3,250 to purchase 10 jackets for their emergency services responders that meet National Fire Protection Association standards. These jackets will improve safety and identification for Tri Town’s emergency services personnel while responding to rescue calls, fire scenes and accidents.

The final grant of $6,000 was awarded to Camp Susan Curtis to provide two-week scholarships for five children from the Town of Norway.  Camp Susan Curtis provides services to children whose health and potential are at risk from compromised resources.  Through this camp experience children learn active healthy lifestyles  through nutritional food, outdoor activities and positive education outcomes.

Eligibility requirements for grants from the Stephens Community Health Care Foundation are tied to sustainable health care initiatives.  The Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation is currently accepting grant applications through December 31, 2015 with decisions to be made by January 31, 2016.  For more information on applying for a grant contact Barbara Allen, Vice President Development and Community Relations, at 744-6049 or download instructions and an application from their website at

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