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Julie Scherbarth receives $2,500 infunds towards purchase

of Stryker for Agness/Illahe RFPD.

PR Firemen

Pistol River RFPD gets $1,568 for equipment

SC receiving check

Larry Johnson and Chef Mark Pharis receive check for

Gold Beach Senior Center Meals on Wheels.

Wallys House

Jeri Honeycutt, CHF president, hands Jackie Antunes a check

for $1,440 for safe cloud storage of vital clinent information.

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Leah Seavy gladly accepting $1,800 from DeAnna Craig 

to help cover cost of dental van visit to Oasis Shelter Home.


Tad Bell, with Curry County Search and Rescue accepts 

grant from board member, Steve Denney, toward the 

purchase of a drone.

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Hospital receiving proceeds from High on Health fundraiser

.Heat sealer grant

Leslie Keating Smith, CHF board member and cruise committee chair, announced at a recent board meeting that tickets are now available for their popular fund-raising event, the “Champagne Jet Boat Cruise and Dinner”. The cruise is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 2018. Leslie, also, shared the good news that Hart Insurance will sponsor the event.

Guests will gather at 11 a.m. at the Gold Beach Soroptimist Building, 94202 Caughell Street, for our Bon Voyage party with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. The Jet Boat will depart at 12 from Jerry’s dock at the port and a Fried Chicken dinner at Lucas Lodge will be waiting for us. The cost per person is $100.

Because space is limited, Leslie suggests reserving your seat on the boat as early as possible. To order tickets, please call the Curry Health Foundation office at 541-247-3189, or purchase on-line with PayPal at, at Interior Coverups or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Because of you, our supporters, the Foundation has been able to award over $800,000 in grants since 1996 to health-related organizations in Curry County for worthy projects benefitting local residents. Thank you all for your generosity.

Grant Recipients this year include Gold Beach Senior Center for Meals on Wheels, Wally's House for an AED, Curry Good Samaritan for blood test equipment, Curry County Juenile Department for Youth Crisis Counciling, Port Orford Ambulance for compact vital signs monitors, Ophir Fire District (not pictured) for equipment to treat and transport patients, Curry County Search and Rescue for an AED Mobile Responder package and Pistol River Fire District (not pictured) for medical equipment and supplies.CC JuvenileGB Senior Center

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Proceeds benefit healthcare in Curry County


Like to thank our Sponsors:

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Ready to Smile Dental Health ProgramReady to Smile provides much-needed dental prevention and educational services to children in schools throughout Coos and Curry counties,

Ready to Smile is a citizen-driven effort to improve children’s dental health.

Ready to Smile coordinates and provides services that prevent and treat children's dental health problems.

The program provides:
• No-fee dental screenings to grades 1, 2, 6 and 7 in most Coos and Curry county schools, plus Reedsport. (Services are provided at the school.)
• Dental sealants, fluoride varnish and oral hygiene kits to participating students in the above grades. Licensed dental hygienists and assistants provide these services.
• Staff members provide assistance with dental insurance questions and referrals to dental offices
for urgent care.

Dental screenings and sealants are provided by dental professionals at no cost to the students, along with oral hygiene education to prevent cavities. Mobile dental van visits are organized to serve students who need cleanings and treatment. In addition, students are referred to local dentists for treatment.

Ready to Smile is managed by a local Steering Committee representing Coos and Curry counties. The program is coordinated by Cecilee Shull of Coos County Public Health.

In 2010, the Curry Health Foundation and the Rotary Club of Gold beach coordinated their main fundraising event/goal to help support this effort. The Annual 'High on Health' dinner raised $21,700 which was then matched by the Oregon Community Foundation. The Ready to Smile program is fully funded for at least three years.

During the 2010/2011 school year, kids in Curry County received over $75,000 in dental care, including screenings, sealants, fluoride varnishes, education and referrals to needed services for grades 1, 2, 6 and 7.  In 2011/2012, these services will be expanded to also include dental vans at the schools as needed.

September 2011 - May 2012 Statistics

  • Schools Visited:  11
  • Students Screened: 755
  • Value of Service Provided: $135,945
  • Sealants Applied:  2,978
  • Average Number of Sealants Applied per Student:  4.4
  • Varnish Treatments Applied:  644
  • Statistics are for students in grades 1, 2, 6, & 7

Ready to Smile has been made possible by generous contributions from The Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, Curry Health Foundation, Gold Beach and Bandon Rotary Clubs, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Wild Rivers Community Foundation, Soroptimists of the Coos Bay Area and many volunteers.

2013 Ready to Smile Fall Newsletter

2012 Ready to Smile Fall Newsletter

2012 Ready to Smile Summer Newsletter

2011 Ready to Smile Spring Newsletter

April 25, 2008

The Curry Health Foundation is proud to announce its grant recipients for 2008. After careful consideration of the Foundation’s mission and donor wishes, the following projects were selected to receive 2008 grant funds—a total of $27,610 was given to nine healthcare organizations in Curry County. Funds have been allocated as follows:

Agness/Illahe VFD/Rescue Squad
$889 was granted for the purchase of training materials for personnel of the volunteer fire department and emergency services unit to keep them up to date in current practices.

Brookings Medical Center
$4000 was awarded for the purchase of a Vital Signs Monitor; $2123 for the purchase of a portable ABI system with printer; which is crucial in the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and $850 allowed for the purchase of two oximeters.

Curry County Breast Health Network
$969 was awarded for Breast Health Teaching Material Displays.

Curry County Home Health & Hospice
$1155 was awarded for the purchase of 15 baby monitors and 15 weighted shower chairs.

Curry Family Medical
$2052 was provided necessary improvements for the Port Orford facility bringing it up to current patient safety and health standards.

Curry General Hospital
$4000 was awarded for patient care equipment for the Labor and Delivery Room facility at Curry General Hospital

Shore Pines Assisted Living Community
$2172 was granted for the purchase of a wheel chair scale and blood pressure machine at the Shore Pines Assisted Living Community.

Curry Good Samaritan Center
$4,000 was granted for the purchase of a new Arjo Therapy Walker, which will reduce transfer risk and allow people with joint replacement surgery to begin much earlier exercise regimes thus improving outcomes.
$3000 granted for the purchase of an IVAC 7000 Infusion Pump, which allows safe administration of IV fluids and medications to patients.

Gold Beach Lions Club
$400 was awarded to partially fund a visit of a Mobile Health Screening Unit from Portland, which will include testing for visual and auditory acuity, as well as tests for glaucoma, blood pressure and diabetes in adults, is scheduled for June 7, 2008 in Gold Beach.

South Coast Community Resource Center
$2000 was awarded funding to assist in providing needed medical services.

     These grants are funded in part by proceeds from the annual High on Health Dinner.
     Nancy Baum, RN, Grant Committee Chair stated, “We are grateful to all of our donors and supporters who make it possible to fund these healthcare projects.”
     The Curry County-based, non-profit group began granting funds in 1996 to improve access to and quality of healthcare countywide. To date more than $382,000 has been awarded through the Foundation thanks to the generous support from the community.