David and Derek Carr Donate $250,000 to Valley Children’s Healthcare for Community Health Initiatives

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(Madera, California) – The Guilds of Valley Children’s Healthcare are thrilled to announce an extraordinary contribution of $250,000 from long-time Valley Children’s Ambassadors David and Derek Carr to support the work of the Guilds and their endowment for the Guilds Center for Community Health. This generous donation underscores the Carr brothers' commitment to enhancing the health and resources available to children and families in the Central Valley.

“The Central Valley is home for Derek and me, and we want to make sure that this region continues to offer every child with opportunities for a bright future,” said David Carr, NFL Network Analyst and former NFL player. “Both Derek and I have seen first-hand what Valley Children’s has done for our own children and through insightful discussions with President and CEO Todd Suntrapak, we were inspired by the work the Guilds are doing and the impact the Guilds Center for Community Health has on children and their families beyond the walls of the hospital.”

The Guilds Center for Community Health is dedicated to improving social determinants such as physical environment, health behaviors and economic status. According to research, of all the factors that influence our health, only 20% are linked to the clinical care we receive – and 80% are related to these social determinants. The Guilds Center for Community Health is an investment in that 80%.

"We are immensely grateful to David and Derek for their generous donation to the Guilds of Valley Children's, who, like them, are a special part of our network,” said Suntrapak. "David and Derek’s support of the Guilds and the Guilds Center for Community Health will further strengthen our ability to bridge the gap between clinical care and community health for children and families across the Central Valley. This contribution exemplifies their shared and unwavering commitment to making a meaningful difference for kids in our community."

The Guilds of Valley Children’s play a pivotal role in advancing the mission of Valley Children's Healthcare, which is “to continuously improve the health and well-being of children,” through the work of the Guilds Center, which helps children where they live, learn and play.

“The Guilds are ecstatic to have the support of David and Derek. This gift will help the Guilds exceed their $5 million commitment in establishing the Guilds Center for Community Health Endowment,” said Marla McClaskey, chair of the Guilds Coordinating Council. “The Carr brothers have always been gracious with their time and resources, and we are thankful for them.”

The Carr brothers' donation will directly contribute to sustaining and expanding the Guilds Center for Community Health, ultimately benefiting children and families throughout the region. Learn more about the Center’s work here.

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