FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 01, 2006

PacificSource Health Plans Supports Local Health Initiatives by Giving $65,350 to Nonprofits Throughout Oregon

Springfield, Ore. – With the goal of increasing access to health care services, Springfield-based PacificSource Health Plans has donated $65,350 to Oregon nonprofit organizations through its charitable foundation and the Healthy Communities Giving Program. The foundation provides financial support for community health initiatives; Healthy Communities is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that serve the Oregon communities in which PacificSource has members PacificSource has made contributions in the following communities:

Bend 

  • $500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon to sponsor “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” 
  • $500 to Healthy Beginnings to sponsor the Grin and Bear It Family Fun Run

Corvallis 

  • $10,000 to the Parent Enhancement Program for parenting services

Eugene/Springfield 

  • $12,600 to The Child Center for programs 
  • $10,000 to Volunteers in Medicine Clinic for a three-year financial commitment 
  • $7,500 to Prevention and Recovery Northwest for programs 
  • $5,000 to Eugene Hearing and Speech Center for programs 
  • $1,500 to Committed Partners for Youth to sponsor the “Truffle Shuffle” 
  • $1,500 to the Relief Nursery to sponsor “Friday Knight at the Round Table” 
  • $1,250 to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital to sponsor Festival of Trees 
  • $1,500 to the American Heart Association to sponsor “Eugene Heart Walk” and “Go Red for Women” 
  • $1,000 to ARC of Lane County to sponsor “An Evening at the Chateau” 
  • $750 to SCAR/Jasper Mountain for general needs 
  • $500 to the Lane County Senior Companion Program for general needs 
  • $500 to the Pearl Buck Center to sponsor “Fine Arts, Fine Wines, Fine Times” 
  • $250 to Partners to Improve End of Life Care to sponsor Health Care Decisions Day 
  • $250 to the Special Olympics to sponsor the walk and donate materials

Grants Pass 

  • $500 to Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley to sponsor the Club programs

Medford 

  • $1500 to American Heart Association to sponsor the “Medford Heart Walk” 
  • $500 to Dogs for the Deaf to sponsor “Dog Walk 2006”

Portland 

  • $1,500 to the American Cancer Society to sponsor Relay for Life 
  • $1,000 to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington to sponsor “Walk to d’feet ALS 2006” 
  • $1,000 to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America to sponsor “Guts & Glory” walk/run 
  • $500 to Easter Seals of Oregon to sponsor BloomFest 
  • $250 to the Junior League of Oregon for general services 
  • $250 to Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon to sponsor ‘Sole Support for Parkinson’s” 
  • $250 to Portland Youth Builders to sponsor “A Decade of YouthBuilding”

Salem 

  • $500 to the Salem Police D.A.R.E. Program for services

Yachats 

  • $3,000 to the Yachats Community Health Clinic for services.

“We look for opportunities where we can give back to the communities we serve,” said Ken
Provencher, chief executive officer of PacificSource. “Our goal is to support local health initiatives
wherever we can.”

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