Your Gifts in Action

Your Gifts in Action photo collage: Mileage Club, Veggies, Evening of Bliss, Baby Basics and SIDS Prevention Thanks to our wonderful donors and community partnerships we are able to impact our community in a variety of ways. Here are some ways your dollars are making a difference.

Mileage Club

Each spring, the Mary Greeley Mileage Club encourages local students to walk or run during designated recesses. Students are rewarded for being physically active and for trying fruits and vegetables during this 8-week program. In 2018, elementary students from 15 Story County schools logged more than 46,600 miles!

Annual George Hegstrom Symposium

More than 100 people attended the Annual George Hegstrom Symposium to hear James Painter, PhD, an expert on food psychology and nutrition present "Current Issues: Fats in Vogue, Wheat Woes, Uh-Oh GMOs" and "Food Psychology: Why We Eat More Than We Think."

Bike Helmets

“Seeing the faces of third graders when we gave each of them their own bike helmet made my day! They were excited to get one fitted and learn how to wear it correctly. I am very pleased the Mary Greeley Foundation has joined with Healthiest Ames to help keep our kids safe.” – Dr. John Shierholz, Healthiest Ames Co-Chair

An Evening of Bliss

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, author Heidi Marble shared her cancer journey with more than 125 attendees at Reiman Gardens. Her story of the human spirit and call to rise up from adversity was inspiring to all. Each attendee received Heidi’s book “Waiting for Wings.”

Baby Basics

Last year, more than 350 new parents attended Baby Basics classes, offered in partnership with Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA).

This free class is held monthly and is designed for any expectant parent and their partner. Each session is taught by a registered nurse with additional instruction from a dental hygienist, dietitian and a developmental specialist. The goal is to provide new parents with factual information and helpful hints so they can provide the best start possible for their baby.

SIDS Prevention

Mary Greeley is committed to helping reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In partnership with Variety - the Children’s Charity, each baby born at Mary Greeley receives a HALO SleepSack to promote safe sleeping practices.

Supporting the Mission of Mary Greeley

Patient Programs
$ 720,474

Support for the Cancer Resource Center, Israel Family Hospice House, Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, Birthways and more

Staff Excellence & Support
$  99,997
Nursing certifications, Grand Rounds, educational conferences, educational materials and employee emergency support
Health & Wellness
$  60,445

Mary Greeley Mileage Club, Bicycle helmets for Ames 3rd grade students, Baby Basics classes, the Diabetes Prevention Program and other community outreach programs

Technology, Equipment, Building & Furnishings
$  99,823

NurseNav software for Oncology patients, mannequins for CPR training, patient education models for the Pain Clinic, furniture for Oncology family comfort suite, Xbox consoles for Pediatrics and more

$    9,000
$  27,312

Total Funds Supporting the Mission of Mary Greeley Medical Center

$ 1,017,050

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MGMC Foundation
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010