The Will Rogers Institute is a program that perpetuates the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and funding medical research of cardiopulmonary diseases, purchasing neonatal ventilator equipment for medical facilities across the country and by educating the general public on topics of health and fitness. Thank you for taking the time to donate to the Will Rogers Institute. We are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.
The Will Rogers Institute is a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, a charity named after one of the greatest humanitarians, philanthropists and entertainers that ever lived, Will Rogers. Originally a hospital for tuberculosis-stricken Vaudevillians, The Will Rogers Memorial Hospital (established in 1936) became a national training facility for doctors treating patients with tuberculosis. Building on that foundation, the Will Rogers Institute is today a national charitable health program focused on research of debilitating lung disorders, medical school training fellowships, distribution of free health education materials to the general public. The Institute recently became a national leader in providing lifesaving neonatal ventilator equipment to hospitals across the country.
The public health education campaign remains an important factor in our ongoing mission to provide vital pulmonary health, fitness and nutrition information. Today, the Will Rogers Institute funds four acclaimed research hospitals and nine fellowships across the United States. The Institute is making strides every day in understanding, treating, and curing pulmonary diseases and disorders.
In recent years, WRI developed a new program to partner with hospitals providing critical care to premature infants. Last year, the Will Rogers Institute committed $400,000 in grants for neonatal intensive care. The money will provide much needed equipment such as critical airway carts, Neopuff™ infant resuscitators, incubators, inhaled nitric oxide therapy technology and Omni Beds.
Thank you for taking the time to donate to the Will Rogers Institute. We are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.