Ted and Kim Day
Ted and Kim Day touch the lives of countless people every day…simply because they have made it their family mission to help others. Their philanthropic spirit is clearly evident in their support of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation.
In September 2009, Ted and Kim offered a $14,000 matching challenge grant to help raise money for two new handicapped accessible transportation vans. Their gift allowed the Foundation to raise the additional $28,000 that was needed for the two new vans. The transportation service provides patients with free travel to and from doctor’s appointments.
They seeded the “Abbie Darnell” Fund in October 2010 with a $50,000 donation that led to the availability of a new service through our Rehab Care Department. Their gift paid for our Rehab Care team to have on-site training and the Bioness Device available for rehabilitation. The Bioness Device helps patients with foot drop problems, who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, incomplete spinal cord injury, and other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
In December of 2010, Ted and Kim made a decision to honor Ted’s father, Delbert, with a once-in-a lifetime gift that would reflect his significant achievements in research and the medical community. They made the single largest donation ever received by the Foundation to establish The Delbert Day Cancer Institute – a new name in the battle against cancer. The Days’ gift is allowing Phelps County Regional Medical Center to go from state-of-the-art cancer care to a cutting edge treatment facility and paving the way for us to have the infrastructure needed to host clinical protocol in cancer research. This will also expand far beyond our traditional service area.
The couple was honored in 2011 with the Association for Healthcare Philanthrophy’s Distinguished Philanthropist Award for the 13-state Midwest Region.