Roswold Foundation for Injured Children (RFFIC), a charity founded by Kansas City attorney James Roswold, recently contributed to two local charities as part of the Foundation’s efforts to benefit injured children and help prevent further injuries in the Kansas City Area. The donations were made to the YMCA’s Challenger Program and Children’s Mercy Hospital’s emergency department.
The YMCA’s Challenger Program began to help give children with special needs the chance to participate in sports and recreational activities in a supportive environment. Through the Challenger Program, special needs children learn important skills that go beyond physical activities; they learn to build friendships and to work as a team in a safe atmosphere suited to their special circumstances. RFFIC shares this vision with the YMCA and donated $1,000 to benefit children in the program who have suffered from brain injuries. Like the YMCA, RFFIC focuses on bettering the lives of children challenged with the effects of brain injuries and seeks to provide them with the best future possible.
RFFIC is dedicated to the prevention of severe injuries in Kansas City children. Each year, more than nine million children will visit the emergency room in this country, and facilities like the Level I Pediatric Trauma at Children’s Mercy Hospital provide the best possible care for injured children. The Level I distinction means that the hospital provides top of the line care in all departments, available 24 hours a day. For a severely injured child, there is simply no better place they can be than an emergency department like the one at Children’s Mercy. Since 1897, Children’s Mercy Hospital has served as a leader in pediatric medicine. RFFIC’s donation of $1,500 goes to support the hospital’s mission to care for severely injured children.
Last September, RFFIC partnered with Shawnee Cycle Plaza to host the first ever Rock & Roll Rider’s Rally, a day-long charity event designed to raise money for children afflicted with brain injuries. Great music from local bands like Mad Libby and the KC Biker Band, combined with day long fun and fantastic food, was met with overwhelming support from people from right here in the Kansas City area.
The mission of RFFIC is reflected in the Foundation’s motto: “Building Brighter Futures.” Looking forward, RFFIC plans to continue its mission to prevent childhood injury and improve the lives of injured children through generous support of organizations like the YMCA’s Challenger Program and Children’s Mercy Hospital, in addition to its own innovative efforts and programs.