CPAC and SLVH Support Juvenile Diabetes Patients

Jess Roger and Alyssa and Giant Check

Pictured left to right, Jessica Crowther, CPAC Assistant Director, Roger Mix, CPAC Board Sect/Treasurer, and Alyssa Gallegos, Director of Primary Care Clinic Operations at San Luis Valley Health.

Thanks to the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee of the SLV, Farm Fresh, SLV Health, and the City of Monte Vista, for raising funds and providing donations at the 2021 Tator Trot, a fun run that kicks off the well-attended fall Potato Festival, held at Chapman Park in Monte Vista in September.

The funds raised are saved in a special Pediatric Diabetes Fund at SLV Health and are distributed to front line providers and nurses across all healthcare organizations in the San Luis Valley. A diagnosis of diabetes for patients under the age of 18 can be overwhelming, but juvenile patients and their caregivers have access to many resources. Many of these excellent resources require some traveling outside of the SLV. These gift cards are given to the patient’s guardians, regardless of income, no strings attached, as a way to help defer expenses.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the fun run, to the CPAC board for their matching donation, and to all the organizers of this year’s event. For more information, please reach out to Alyssa Gallegos at (719) 587-6386.