Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A leading voice in the infrastructure sector, Mike Elmore currently serves as the owner, principal, and chief executive officer of Sun Mountain, LLC, a company specializing in civil and energy infrastructure. Outside of his professional life, Mike Elmore supports numerous charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently announced that it had received a sizable donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb. The pharmaceutical company donated $1.25 million to the charity to help fund its efforts to continue providing wishes to children suffering from cancer. Researchers have found that the happiness children experience when having their wishes fulfilled can have a positive impact on their physical and emotional well-being, which is why Make-A-Wish says funding from partners like Bristol-Myers Squibb is so vital.
The donation will be broken up into two separate grants totaling $1 million and $250,000 each. The $1 million portion of the funding will go to help fulfill wishes for 100 children suffering from cancer throughout America. The remainder will be used to help support medical outreach and educate health care professionals about the benefits that come from wish fulfillment.