CORA provides radiology in Bend and Central Oregon, but that isn’t the only way we contribute to the health of our community. CORA is proud to sponsor many musical, artistic, and educational organizations in Central Oregon. This is because we believe that physical health is only one component in the big picture that makes up the health and wellbeing of an individual. Community is another contributing factor—here are a few of the ways we celebrate ours.
More Than Radiology in Bend: Here’s How CORA Gives Back To Our Community
We Adopt a Family During the Holidays
During the holiday season, CORA participates in a program called “Adopt A Family” through Neighbor Impact. A family, child, or senior in our community who may not ordinarily receive food or gifts during the holidays is assigned to our practice. Our physicians and employees who wish to participate shop for food and presents and then wrap the gifts before Christmas. We also contribute monetary contributions as necessary. We return the gifts to the organization who then distributes them to the families in need.
We love taking part in this tradition together and making sure that as many people as possible get to enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer. Everyone deserves to have a Merry Christmas, and we hope to contribute to that in some small way.
We Sponsor the Annual Heaven Can Wait 5K
As radiologists, we want to do everything we can to promote the early detection of breast cancer. That’s why we sponsor the annual Heaven Can Wait 5K, which raises money for Sara’s Project. Inspired by Sara Fisher, a beloved teacher who died of breast cancer, the fund contributes financial aid to those who wish to take advantage of preventative services such as mammograms, as well as those undergoing breast cancer treatment in Central and Eastern Oregon.
Not only do we contribute to the event, but we also encourage our employees to take part in it. All of our employees receive free entry fees into the event and are encouraged to walk, run, or donate to the cause. We hope this fundraiser will raise awareness for breast cancer education, early detection, and support services. After all, early detection saves lives. CORA provides women’s imaging services including 3D mammograms that can detect up to 41% more invasive breast cancers than traditional methods. Schedule your mammogram today.
We Donate to Community Organizations
In addition to sponsoring local charities and events, we also donate to several community organizations in Central Oregon. Last year we donated to the High Desert Museum, the Tower Theater, the Bend Film Festival, the Riverhouse Jazz Series, and the Oxford Jazz Series. We also supported community fundraising events such as the Cork & Barrel wine event and the Saints Gala.
Though this list is certainly not complete, we are proud to offer more than just radiology in Bend. We do our part for the community in which we live, work, and play. Thanks for being part of our community and we encourage you to play an active role in your own health and wellbeing.