Annually, Cerner Charitable Foundation organizes a Back-to-School campaign aimed at preparing students for the upcoming school year. This drive supplies children with everything they need to kick the school year off on the right foot!
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Jeanne Lillig-Patterson, First Hand’s founder, received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater during Avila University’s May 13th commencement ceremony.
Thank you for your very generous investment in First Hand! Imagine a world where children receive access to not only care, but also to proactive health and wellness programs that allow them to thrive and succeed in school, work and life. At First Hand, we are committed to creating that world.
Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand Foundation) is building healthier tomorrows and stronger communities around the world through individual medical grants and wellness programs, engaging volunteerism, community initiatives and strategic partnerships.
First Hand earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar — the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.
Through our Wellness Center, Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand) is building healthier communities. Our free, community-based wellness program offers health navigation and advocacy tools, along with wellness screenings and fitness classes.
Children grow up envisioning what they will do and who they will be when they are older. The children we help are no different.
Kelly Henrichs has been an elementary school nurse in the Kansas City area since 2005. Her role extends beyond providing basic health services to educating her students ...
It is with a heavy heart that we write this note about the passing of Neal Patterson. After a hard-fought battle with cancer that began in January of 2016, Neal passed away on July 9th.
Over the last year, COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives, created previously inconceivable challenges and shown us what’s possible when we all come together. To address needs created by the pandemic, our team at Cerner Charitable Foundation stepped up to provide relief.
We are heartbroken to share the news of Jeanne Lillig-Patterson’s passing. Today, September 4, she passed to the hands of her Lord, joining her beloved husband Neal Patterson. Jeanne lived an extraordinarily generous life as a devout Catholic who loved her family and friends dearly.
On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Now, he shares his inspirational journey to audiences across the world as a motivational speaker and is the founder of the No Barriers movement for people facing challenges.
For more than 25 years, Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand) has worked to close the gaps in healthcare for children and build stronger communities. Learn more about the foundation's history.
For the last 25 years, First Hand has changed the lives of nearly 600,000 people in 93 countries around the world. As Cerner’s corporate nonprofit, we have worked to close the gaps in health care and build healthier generations. To celebrate this milestone, we're pleased to present our digital 25th anniversary book!
Through your support and generosity, First Hand is helping children, families and communities achieve their full health potential.
This year, we celebrate the first 25 years of giving through our charitable foundation, First Hand, and look to the future. We have the exciting opportunity to evolve and broaden the foundation’s scope. With a goal to expand the foundation’s reach and advance Cerner’s impact through corporate philanthropy, First Hand Foundation is evolving to Cerner Charitable Foundation.
The unprecedented ripple effect of the coronavirus can be felt around the world. Healthcare systems, governments and humanitarian organizations are rushing to provide care. As Cerner’s foundation, First Hand is committed to supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in the areas where Cerner associates live and work.
As Cerner’s charitable foundation, First Hand has worked to close the gaps in healthcare for children and families around […]
Be a part of our annual Masquerade Ball and help Cerner Charitable Foundation provide equitable access to healthcare for children through individual medical grants and health and wellness programming.
Sponsoring Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand) events fuels our effort to provide equitable access to healthcare for children through individual medical grants and health and wellness programming.
Bounce with us! Join Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand) for a tasty tour around Westport and enjoy specialty food and drinks, all in support of our individual medical grants and health and wellness programs.
Join us in building healthier tomorrows and stronger communities! Volunteer with Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand).
Your financial gifts to Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand) make a difference by powering our individual medical grants and health and wellness programming.