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Creating Healthier Communities partners with more than 2,000 local and national charities focused on health and well-being.

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital pushed survival rates for childhood cancers from 20% in 1962 to 80% today. No family pays for anything.
  • Every 68 seconds an American will develop Alzheimer’s disease. $100 provides information and support during three crisis calls to the Alzheimer’s Association help line

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Hero’s Health Fund: Not All Battles are Fought in a War Zone

Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Dale Beatty remembers the day his life changed forever. On November 15, 2004, Dale was injured when an IED explosion flipped his Humvee, causing him to lose both legs. “It’s amazing how clear everything becomes when you think your next breath could be your last,” Dale says.

After sacrificing and serving our country, heroes like Dale deserve to have every opportunity - for good health, for support and for employment - when they return home. But unfortunately, that is not always the case. Community Health Charities and the Hero’s Health Fund connect the most trusted health charities with caring donors who want to make a difference in the lives of first responders, military personnel, veterans and their families.

For Dale and so many others like him, the return home can be just as challenging as their time on the battlefront. It’s often a matter of healing the wounds we can’t see - nearly 1 of every 4 active duty military members shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or other mental health conditions. Whether their injuries are physical, mental or both, the families who care for them also need a tremendous amount of support.

Thanks to Fisher House, a participating charity in the Hero’s Health Fund, Dale’s story has a happy ending. His family was able to stay by his side throughout the recovery and rehabilitation process and received the emotional support they all needed to heal. Today, Dale plays in a band, golfs and works to help other veterans. “I remain forever grateful,” he says.

They fight for us - let’s work together to fight for them. To learn more about Community Health Charities and how the Hero’s Health Fund provides our nation’s heroes with the quality of life they deserve, please visit


Creating Healthier Communities

High Impact Funds

C68228 Camps for Kids with Health Challenges
Provide a recreational camp experience that improves the quality of life for children managing long term health conditions.

C11587 Crisis and Disaster Community Health
Provide vital health and critical resource assistance to support communities around the world responding to crises and natural disasters.

C94423 Drive for a Cure
Help advance research to find a cure for the diseases that impact the most Americans.

C99723 Every Kid Deserves
Support the best children’s health charities improving child well being in the United States.

C77846 Give for Her Health: 
            Health Services for Young Women
Ensure that young women receive the health services and support they need to prosper.

C90110 Health & Safety at School
Ensure that students have a safe and healthy environment to learn and grow.

C30163 Health Services for Vulnerable Populations
Help provide critical health services to vulnerable populations across the nation that are struggling to get the care and health management tools they need.

C49169 Hero's Health
Protect the physical and mental health of our nation’s military, veterans and first responders.

C17020 Restore Her Heart: 
            Protecting Women and Girls
Fund prevention and support services to end the trafficking of women and girls.

Local Member Charities

F12196 Community Health Charities
F63891B Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, California, Pasadena
F97136A ALS Association, Golden West Chapter, California, Calabasas
F42033A Alzheimer's Association, California Central Chapter, Bakersfield
F42033B Alzheimer's Association, California Central Chapter, Santa Barbara
F51589A Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles
F51589B Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles, Rancho Mirage
F77336A American Diabetes Association, California, Los Angeles
F72424E American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, California, Los Angeles
F66994 American Liver Foundation, Greater Los Angeles Division
F15560A American Lung Association in California, Bakersfield
F15560B American Lung Association in California, Greater Los Angeles
F46412 Angel Flight West
F14538B Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region, California, Los Angeles
F35628 Autism Speaks, California
P76771 Beloved Foundation
F22651 Children's Tumor Foundation, California
F32085 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Greater Los Angeles Chapter
F66114A Easer Seals Southern California
F97446 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
P52910 Huntington's Disease Society of America, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, California
F83117 JDRF International, Central Valley Council, California
F52312 JDRF International, Inland Empire Branch, California
F29288  JDRF International, Los Angeles Chapter, California
F55483 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, California Southland Chapter
F60566A Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central California Chapter, Bakersfield
F62784D March of Dimes Foundation, Greater Los Angeles Division, California
F62784E March of Dimes Foundation, Inland Empire Division, California
F31907 National Kidney Foundation Serving Southern California and Nevada
F68906A National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada, Bakersfield
F68906C National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada, Los Angeles
F17860  New Horizons Serving Individuals with Special Needs
F45530  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
F36526C St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (serving Southern California & Hawaii)
F17748 Susan G. Komen, California, Inland Empire
F22167 Susan G. Komen, California, Los Angeles County
F69715 The Painted Turtle
P62946 Tierra del Sol Foundation
F85263 United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles & Ventura Counties, California
F72280 Venice Family Clinic

Nationwide Member Charities

F12196 Community Health Charities
F11996 AIDS Research Foundation (amfAR)
P98812 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc.
F11997 ALS Association
F11234 Alzheimer's Association
F10570 American Cancer Society
F11235 American Diabetes Association
F10571 American Hearing Research Foundation
F11236 American Heart Association
F11404 American Kidney Fund
F10572 American Liver Foundation
F11998 American Lung Association
F10573 American Parkinson Disease Association
F11237 Arthritis Foundation
F12413 Autism Speaks
F10579 Be The Match Foundation
F11148 Black Women's Health Imperative
F11999 Cancer Research Institute
F10596 CaringBridge
F10919 Cerebral Palsy Foundation
F96295 Childhood Obesity - Alliance for a Healthier Generation
F36067 Children's Health Fund
F24529 Children's Heart Foundation
F12197 Children's Tumor Foundation
F11720 City of Hope
F32697 Colon Cancer Alliance
F12196 Community Health Charities
F10567 Cooley's Anemia Foundation
F11405 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
F11406 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
F12000 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
F12198 Easter Seals
F11407 Endometriosis Association
F10568 Epilepsy Foundation of America
P20001 HelpMeSee
F11238 Huntington’s Disease Society of America
F10569 JDRF International
F11239 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
F10566 Lupus Foundation of America
F11408 March of Dimes Foundation
F10564 Mental Health America 
(formerly National Mental Health Association)
F10561 Muscular Dystrophy Association
F11240 Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
F10562 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
F10563 National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD)
P87311 National Family Caregivers Association
F12001 National Headache Foundation
F12002 National Hemophilia Foundation
F11241 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
F12003 National Kidney Foundation
F11409 National Multiple Sclerosis Society
F11314 National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
F11098 National Parkinson Foundation
F10214A National Psoriasis Foundation
F11378 National Stroke Association
F10607 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
F11410 Parkinson's Disease Foundation
F11650 Pet Partners
F11354 Prevent Blindness (National Society to Prevent Blindness)
F10742 RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
F89867 SeriousFun Children's Network
P34066 Shatterproof
F10558 Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
F10284 Smile Train
F43497 Snowball Express
F10559 Spina Bifida Association of America
F10560 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
F10615 Susan G. Komen
F11411 Tourette Association of America
P40286 Variety - the Children’s Charity 
of the United States
F12161A ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

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