"Just For Kids" - A Campaign Worth Supporting (9/25/08)
On Thursday, Kosair Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare officials announced a $208 million "Just for Kids" Campaign to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital - the first major philanthropic campaign in the hospital's history.
This is big news -- because if Louisville truly wants to attain world-class status, ensuring its citizens have access to the finest medical care possible without leaving home has to be at, or near, the top of the "to do" list. And this campaign represents a giant commitment toward making that happen.
For many generations, Kosair Children's Hospital has provided the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana the best health care available without regard to their families' ability to pay. Its dedication to excellence has been unsurpassed.
But the cost of advanced research and new state of the art technology has never been higher. And competition for the world's best specialists is fierce. Meeting these challenges can only be done through a united effort by the entire community.
So I urge everyone - individuals and businesses alike - to do everything in their power to become part of this effort. There's no reason our children should have to go elsewhere for their critical medical needs. And with your help, they won't have to.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.