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Posts by Joan Bindel

Inspirational Healing – Community Healing Garden

As the sun shines on the artwork and the soothing sounds of the water feature trickle, Judy Reel is working hard in the Community Healing Garden at the Mercy Cancer Center – Westlakes.  In 2014, the Community Healing Garden was created with grant and private funding. There were two goals in mind – to offer…

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Donor Spotlight: Generosity Heals through William Semon Fund

Imagine for a moment that you or a loved one have been given a diagnosis of cancer.  In addition to managing cancer treatments, the expenses begin to build up from co-pays, gas or travel expenses, utility bills, medications, or the random bad luck of a flat tire or needed auto repair.  Through discussions with the…

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Stock Gifts Make Significant Impact

Many donors to Mercy Foundation have made a significant impact on the causes they care most about by making gifts through appreciated assets.  House of Mercy, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Mercy Cancer Center, Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics and many other mission affiliates have benefitted from the generosity of donors who wished to make…

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Donor Spotlight: The Andres Family Legacy of Giving

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that are the most heartfelt and inspiring. A few months ago, Mercy Foundation received two white envelopes from Dr. Matt Andres, Chief of Pathology at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. The envelopes were filled with coins from his son, ten-year-old Connor Andres. Inside one of the envelopes…

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