Mark & Monica Healy- Game Changing Ways to GIVE
Thinking Outside of the Box
The Healy family’s life changed forever on December 6, 1997. On the cool Saturday morning, their bubbly three-year-old daughter, Monica, fell off a Christmas parade float and was rushed to The Hospital for Sick Children.
What began as a fun-filled day quickly turned to near tragedy. Although Monica would eventually recover from her injuries, the experience gave the Healy family new perspective on the importance of having a world-class hospital so close to home. It was the beginning of an incredible philanthropic relationship with SickKids Foundation.
We wanted to make a lasting impact on the future of SickKids,” says Mark Healy, Monica’s father.“You don’t need a lot of money to leave a significant gift. Sometimes you just need to think outside of the box.”
“Knowing that I’m changing the lives of children is pretty cool,” says Monica, now 17.
Thinking outside of the box is exactly what the Healy family did. All four children – Monica, Danielle, Cameron and Devin – have decided to give $2 a day toward their own life insurance policy in support of SickKids Foundation. Each policy is worth $250,000, bringing the total contribution to $1 million.
When planning charitable donations, life insurance policies are often overlooked.
But for the Healy family, the choice was easy. By regularly contributing to their life insurance policies, the Healy children have the opportunity to watch their gift grow while learning the importance of making a positive impact on their community. They are learning first-hand how one person can truly make a difference in the lives
of the next generation.
“Knowing that I’m changing the lives of children is pretty cool,” says Monica, now 17.“Giving up $2 a day isn’t hard either – one less trip to Starbucks.”
“The best part about this is that anyone can do it. Any family has this within their reach,” adds Mark. “My children and I encourage more families to think outside the box and find ways to make a meaningful difference in their community today.”
All of us at SickKids are fighting the same battle: to make every kid a healthy kid.
Our vision is simple: Healthier Children. A Better World.TM
We believe fighting for the health and wellbeing of children is one of the most powerful ways to improve society.
Right now, quantum advancements in scientific knowledge and technology – made possible by donors like you – present an unprecedented opportunity for SickKids. To be ready for the next round, we need to update our infrastructure so we can unleash the full potential of SickKids expert team.
We need to expand our reach, to extend our excellent standards of care to more children around the world. We need to elevate our research – it’s our best weapon in the fight against disease and congenital childhood conditions. And we must enrich the compassionate care we believe fosters the lifelong wellbeing of children and their families.
It’s a massive challenge, but one that has to be met. So we’re actively inspiring communities and individuals to take up the fight by investing in our Hospital, its mission, and the health and scientific advances your gifts make possible.
Thanks to our donors, in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2016, SickKids Foundation invested $137.3 million in child health research, learning and care. We’re winning. Because every day we continue to fight.
SickKids website is https://www.sickkidsfoundation.com