More than 50 cyclists teamed up to raise more than $130,000 to fund medical grants for children during the second annual UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) Tour de Triangle century ride presented by SAS Health and Life Sciences on April 29.
Six-year-old grant recipient Anna Kate, her parents Jon and Kimberly, and her two older brothers Michael and Ryan, shared their story before taking a ceremonial ride with the cyclists to start the event.
UHCCF grants help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 15,000 grants valued at more than $40 million to children and their families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit UHCCF.org.
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