Archive for November, 2011

CCA, Karidat get $10K gift from TakeCare Foundation

Friday, November 4th, 2011

The TakeCare Foundation presented $10,000 worth of grants to two non-profit organizations on Saipan in a ceremony at FHP Health Center in Garapan yesterday.

Sylvia D. Duenas, foundation chairperson, led the presentation of a $5,000 check to the board members and staff of the Commonwealth Cancer Association and another $5,000 check to representatives of Karidat’s House of Manhoben.

TakeCare Foundation consists of employees of TakeCare Insurance and the FHP Health Center who give contributions to support charitable and educational causes that enhance the health, wellness and welfare of individuals, families, and communities to which it belongs.

Duenas said the two non-profit organizations are among the four chosen beneficiaries for TakeCare Foundation’s first grant cycle for 2011. The other two are from Guam and will be receiving their grants next week.

“They applied for the grant in December 2010 and were selected based on a set of criteria,” she explained.

Duenas disclosed that five non-profit organizations on Saipan and Guam applied for the grant, with the maximum grant of $5,000 to be awarded to each chosen organization.

“We’re very excited because this is the first time in years that TakeCare Foundation awarded grants to non-profit organizations on Saipan,” she told Saipan Tribune. “We believe in what they do.”

Duenas urged other non-profit organizations to check out their website,, to download forms then submit their applications.

“We would love to help. We highly encourage non-profit organizations to apply for a grant with TakeCare Foundation,” she added.

CCA board chair Bud White thanked TakeCare Foundation for the “generous contribution” which he said will be used primarily for community outreach activities.

“We really, really appreciate them, especially the employees who are part of TakeCare Foundation and make contributions to make this donation possible,” he said.

White said the grant will be used to educate the community, particularly the women, to become more aware of breast and cervical cancers.

“We also want to train volunteers and get the word out about cancer awareness in the community,” he added.

TakeCare donates $2,500 to the Guam Diabetes

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

TakeCare donates $2,500 to the Guam Diabetes for its diamond sponsorship of the 12th Annual Guam Diabetes Conference