PRESS RELEASE Contact: Pamela Clark
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 414-267-2655
Together, Milwaukee Health Services Inc. (MHSI), The Bayless Foundation, the 34 Ways to Assist Foundation, and Molina Healthcare will host a Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway and Health Screening on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00am-1:00pm at their Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Health Center location at 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Thanksgiving dawns the beginning of the holidays and represent the season to give.
“The primary objective of the Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway and health screening is to provide access to health care services and supply a nutritious holiday dinner,” says Pamela Clark, Corporate Communications Specialist for Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. “Community service has always been an important part of the mission of MHSI. The Thanksgiving dinner giveaway provides an opportunity for our employees and collaborating partners to give back to the community we serve.”
National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless will present the giveaways starting at 10:30am. “It’s all about the community, that’s why I wanted my Bayless Foundation to get involved with this event,” stated Jerryd “Together we can make a big difference, and that is what really matters to me.” The mission of the Bayless Foundation is to enhance the well-being of youth through community programs and events that focus on literacy education, holiday giving to disadvantaged families and children, and fitness initiatives.
Milwaukee native Devin Harris, guard for the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks is the founder of the 34 Ways to Assist Foundation. “Devin’s belief is that he is greatly blessed in so many ways through his career as a professional athlete, and his desire is to give back to these communities he calls home as they have given to him.” Molina Healthcare employees will assist in the food distribution. Feeding America is sponsored by Molina Healthcare. Molina provides quality and cost-effective Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals and to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program.
“Molina Healthcare is committed to serving the Milwaukee community,” says Larry Jones, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin. “By partnering with organizations such as Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., The Bayless Foundation, 34 Ways to Assist Foundation, Feeding America and Wal-Mart, we can work together to increase access to community resources for individuals and families who need assistance.”
The mission of MHSI is to provide accessible, quality, primary and related health care services to Milwaukee residents, with the continuing emphasis on medically-underserved families and individuals. MHSI operates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and the Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive.
Pamela K. Clark
Corporate Communications Specialist
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
e-mail [email protected]