DFI Receives Grant from Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Submitted by: Jon Ellsworth
Another year has passed and here we are beginning the Summer of 2012. I can tell you it’s going to be a HOT one here is SW Florida. As I write this at the end of May, we are already having 95 degree days.
This year I was again able to apply for a grant through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, on behalf of DFI. We recently found out that DFI has been awarded a $3500 grant to continue to help fund research towards treatments and an eventual cure for HSAN1. Enterprise Holdings is the parent company for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental. I’ve had the privilege to work for Enterprise for the last 15 years. This is the 6 th year that Enterprise has graciously approved a grant donation for DFI. As in years past, I encourage everyone to check with your employer’s Human Resource department and see what types of opportunities exist that could benefit DFI: grants, donations, payroll matching – to name a few.
Research for a cure is especially important to me and my family. As most know, my mom [Eileen Ann (Deater) Ellsworth] has been dealing with HSAN1 since she was about 18 years old.