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The 1898 Society: Continuing Carrie’s Legacy

As we celebrate the 126th incorporation anniversary of LifeCare Alliance, we recognize the legacy created by Carrie Nelson Black and the 17 other women who formed the Instructive District Nursing Association (IDNA) in 1898. During a time when women were unable to vote, the group of passionate women saw the need for an organization providing care for the sick and under-resourced in the privacy of their homes. Thus, they created a lasting legacy painted in compassion, individual dignity, and grit.

One hundred twenty-six years later, we continue to commemorate what Carrie and her peers accomplished as we adapt to the ever-changing needs of today. As we continue to support our community through a myriad of services, we acknowledge that we would not be 126 years (and counting) strong without our donors and supporters!

Today, we celebrate our history, impact, and community, while planning for the future, and we are excited to introduce a new way to sustain LifeCare Alliance’s mission for the next 126 years –The 1898 Society!

You’re invited to increase your impact by joining the 1898 Society and giving any amount on a monthly basis. A suggested introductory gift of $18.98 (or more) per month would help deliver meals and regular wellness checks to an older adult for six weeks! Your contribution will truly serve as a reminder of how much Being There Matters™.

If you are already donating monthly, you have been grandfathered into The 1898 Society, becoming  its first members; more details will be mailed to you in the coming weeks.

We look forward to celebrating your increased impact with an event for 1898 Society members in the fall of 2024.

If you have questions about The 1898 Society, please get in touch with Emily Armbrecht at earmbrecht@lifecarealliance.org or 614.437.2872. To join, go to this link today.

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