“By recognizing Spare Key as our official charity partner it is our intention to bring their important work to our members for consideration, both financially and in raising awareness..."
Saint Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 10, 2016
A video of Spare Key Families who have benefitted from the program may be found here: https://youtu.be/KlGD5nU5U4A
Catchwind Pediatric Innovations is a membership-based incubator consisting of professionals from across the pediatric device industry. Catchwind and our members aim to address the serious, long-standing, and growing problem of inadequate medical device options for children.
The foundational goal of our organization is to bridge the gap that exists in the pediatric market in order to increase awareness, development, and use of specialized pediatric devices in the market. We do this by bringing all key industry players to the same table to develop innovative solutions.
Spare Key is a non-profit that provides housing grants to families with critically ill and seriously injured children in the hospital. Founded in 1997 the organization will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2017 with having served more than 3,100 families with more than $3.1 million in housing grants.
CEO and Co-founder of Catchwind Pediatric Innovations, Angel Adams, indicated that the synergy between the two organizations is strong and both serve a community facing desperate times during a child’s medical crisis.
“Frankly, one of the reasons I agreed to serve as a member of the Spare Key Board of Directors is that its mission and focus are directly in alignment with the goals and objectives of Catchwind Pediatric Innovations,” said Adams. “By recognizing Spare Key as our official charity partner it is our intention to bring their important work to our members for consideration, both financially and in raising awareness, to ensure that more families with children facing a medical crisis can obtain housing grant assistance.”
From Spare Key’s perspective establishing a strong relationship with a growing pediatric device market sector simply makes short-term and long-term sense.
“When I reached out to Angel about serving on our Board of Directors I knew she had a reputation as someone who gets things done and was committed to serving families facing a medical crisis,” said Erich Mische, Spare Key Executive Director. “As our conversation progressed it seemed to make even more sense to have Spare Key’s work and mission be further elevated by an association with Catchwind Pediatric Innovations and its member organizations.”
According to Adams the short-term goal is to bring greater awareness to Spare Key to companies engaged in the pediatric device industry. The longer-term goal is to create a program that allows members and others associated with Catchwind Pediatric Innovations to support the organization’s mission financially and in other ways.
“We’re excited to announce Spare Key as our charity partner,” said Adams. “We will be even more excited as we are able to develop financial support for the organization’s mission and help more families “Bounce and not Break.”