Arkansas Children’s authorities made a stop around the local area Tuesday to declare a $1.25 million present from the Yates Foundation to the hospital’s Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow.
The gift will build access to dental consideration for 17,000 kids in Southwest Arkansas. Since 2009, the Dental Outreach program has given 12,500 dental tests through four portable dental centers, screened 31,400 youngsters and gave fluoride applications and 73,000 dental sealants.
“Thanks to the support of the Yates and Hubbard family, children who have not had dental services in the Southern and Southwest corner of the state will have access to dental sealant services and preventative oral health care,” said Marcy Doderer, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s. “This historic gift helps us deliver on the promise of a healthier tomorrow for the children in Arkansas.”
The Yates and Hubbard family made the administration blessing out of appreciation for the late Jim Yates, patriarch of the Yates family and fellow benefactor of E-Z Mart stores alongside his better half FaEllen Yates.
The gift was made by FaEllen Yates and the Yates Foundation which incorporates her girls Stacy Yates and Sonja Yates Hubbard, Sonja’s better half Bob and grandkids Kenzie Floyd, Yates Floyd and Lauren Hubbard.
“The Yates and Hubbard family has always been focused on helping others. Our family business was built on that principle,” Sonja Yates Hubbard said in a news discharge. “To invest in child health in the Southern region of Arkansas is an honor for our family to uphold. My father would be proud to know that we are continuing the family legacy of supporting the community.”
Arkansas Children’s has define an objective of raising $250 million dollars for the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow and has verified more than $200 million in blessings toward that objective.
“It is really wonderful to be here in Texarkana,” Doderer said to the participants of a luncheon at the Texarkana Country Club. “At Arkansas Children’s our mission is to champion children and to make them better today for a healthier tomorrow. “Arkansas ranks 40th out of 50 states in children’s health and well-being. In many cases, your zip code matters more than your genetic code to the health of a child. You join me in agreeing where we are isn’t right.”
Through the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow Arkansas Children’s has begun numerous projects to improve the health of children in the state including building up the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children in 2016, opening the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Southwest Little Rock Clinic, opening the Arkansas Children’s Northwest focus in Springdale, Arkansas, in 2018 and setting up a nursery alliance with a few hospitals in the state to make reference to a couple of achievements.
“Our progress is clear. This isn’t about someone else’s child. It’s about our families, our children, our neighbors, our friends. It’s about our state. It’s about the future of Arkansas. We often feel true compassion for the plight of a sick or injured child. We empathize with families sitting by hospital beds who are desperately hoping and praying their child will recover and for the health and safety of their individual child,” Doderer said.