KCI’s Servants Heart Foundation
KCI’s Servants Heart Foundation presents first-ever Carole Lanham Award to Moonlight Fund Inc.
San Antonio, TX, August 11, 2015 – Acelity, a global wound care and regenerative medicine company, awarded the first-ever Carole Lanham Award to Texas-based charity, Moonlight Fund Inc., for its outstanding service to burn and blast patients and their families. The award was presented to Celia Belt, co-founder of Moonlight Fund Inc. on July 28, 2015, at Acelity headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.
The Acelity Carole Lanham Award recognizes organizations that have excelled in improving patient lives by providing holistic support to trauma survivors. The creation of this award expands on the Acelity Servant’s Heart Foundation mission to offer financial assistance to charitable organizations in need. The $2,500 grant will be awarded annually and was created in honor of Carole Lanham, who recently retired after working for more than 23 years at Acelity. Carole has served in various capacities on the Servant’s Heart Foundation Board since its inception in 2003, actively sponsored numerous grant applications on behalf of many small and medium-sized organizations around the country, and personally volunteered hundreds of hours supporting the Servant’s Heart Foundation to improve the lives of children and people in need.
“Carole has been instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of the Servant’s Heart Foundation, which is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, funded and managed by Acelity employees,” said Michelle Peterson, Servant’s Heart Foundation President. “The Servant’s Heart Foundation encourages our employees to get involved with the local community and has benefited many organizations, such as Moonlight Fund, with programs primarily emphasizing children, education and health care.”
Acelity and Moonlight Fund have worked together since the Fund’s inception in 1998.
“Acelity has been an important partner for Moonlight Fund since the beginning,” commented Celia Belt. “We are very honored to have been chosen as the recipient of the Carole Lanham Award. Carole is a good friend, and Acelity has always supported our quest to help burn and blast survivors and their families. This scholarship will allow us to help more patients in need.”
For almost 20 years, Moonlight Fund Inc. has relied on local and global companies like Acelity to gather the necessary funds to help military and civilian burn and blast survivors and their families. Additionally, they raise funds by hosting an annual gala, which gives sponsors and attendees the opportunity to share in the Fund’s gift-giving legacy. This year’s gala, titled “An Evening of Enchantment,” will take place on September 26, 2015, at the Éilan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, with the help of local sponsors including Southern Wealth Management, Texas Community Bank, Global Fuel and Penguin Suits. Tickets for the gala can be purchased by visiting http://www.moonlightfund.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Celia Belt at Libertad216@aol.com, or by calling 210.445.0971.
About Moonlight Fund Inc.
Moonlight Fund Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1998 in San Antonio, Texas, by Celia Belt and fellow burn survivor Henry Coffeen lll, the staff at the Burn Unit at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), and executives at Ernst & Young.
It provides financial, emotional and in-kind assistance to burn and blast survivors and their families. In Texas alone, The Moonlight Fund Inc. supports more than 500 people every year.
Moonlight Fund Inc. is the only organization of its kind, offering services from the onset of an injury, through rehab and on into the patients’ and families’ new lives. They have helped military and civilian survivors in many ways including paying for medical bills, providing financial aid to finish college degrees, building and furnishing homes, and most importantly, providing a support system when they most desperately need it.
Guided by the principle, “We’ll Measure Our Success… by the Lives We Touch,” Moonlight Fund Inc. focuses on maintaining operation costs at a minimum so the majority of the funds go to the patients and their families. In 2012, Moonlight Fund Inc. was recognized as the top non-profit in the nation by Fisher House/Newman’s Own Foundation and is now working towards expansion beyond the State of Texas. For more information, visit www.moonlightfund.org
Acelity is a global wound care and regenerative medicine company created by uniting the strengths of three companies, Kinetic Concepts, Inc., LifeCell Corporation and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. We are committed to advancing the science of healing and restoring people’s lives. Available in more than 75 countries, the innovative and complementary Acelity product portfolio delivers value through solutions that speed healing and lead the industry in quality, safety and customer experience. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Acelity employs more than 5,500 people around the world. We believe in enabling better futures for everyone. Please visit acelity.com.