This article is sponsored by Legacy ER and Urgent Care.
Nine years ago, Frisco residents Morgan and Maddox Paterson did something that many of us did in our own childhood – they set up a lemonade stand in their neighborhood.
But this little lemonade stand would be the start of something big.
You see, Morgan and Maddox weren’t selling lemonade to fill their piggy banks or buy the latest X-Box. These remarkable boys wanted to help children in need of essential medical treatment. And, over the past nine years, they’ve done exactly that – in a very big way.
Last year, the Newman Village Lemonade Stand had more attendees than ever before and raised almost $20,000 for the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation.
The kids of Newman Village have created a beloved, inspiring community tradition and given us all a chance to help in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Better Care. Better Service. Better Community.
Among those members of the Frisco community who support the event is Legacy ER and Urgent Care – an annual sponsor.
For Legacy, helping children is a deeply personal mission. Terri Paterson-McElhaney, Legacy’s Marketing Manager and lead for their community initiatives, says,
We treat children in our community on a daily basis, so helping support a cause for children is something we feel very strongly about.
Legacy’s mission – Better Care. Better Service. Better Community – represents their heart to serve the Frisco community both inside and outside of the walls of their practice. Terri says,
We have a close relationship with the families of Frisco. We need to be supporting the initiatives that make our community a great place for families to live and work.
Simply put, it’s company culture.
For the team at Legacy, service is personal. Terri emphasizes that community involvement is not a marketing tactic. It’s a significant part of the company culture. She further explains,
More than just sponsoring, our Legacy teams want to be part of our community involvement initiatives. Every Legacy employee has the opportunity to participate. We’ve focused on pediatric cancer, education, kids and adults with disabilities, domestic abuse, disaster relief, and so much more.
Here are a few of the specific ways they’re stepping up to make lives better (in Frisco and around the country:
Children and Adults with Disabilities
Legacy is proud to be part of the Beautiful Lives Project, which addresses the isolation and loneliness that adults and children with disabilities (and their caretakers) face every day.
Legacy participates in events and encourages their team to get involved with the lives of people in the Project. The Project will also help Legacy better serve patients with disabilities at their clinic. Terri explains,
We’re also working toward making Legacy fully equipped to handle all types of sensory issues these children and adults may face. Keep on the lookout for our “Beautiful Lives Approved Badge” this fall.
Education in Frisco
The team at Legacy generously supports education initiatives in Frisco with their time, resources, and knowledge. Since 2010, Legacy has contributed over $19,000 to the Frisco Education Foundation scholarship fund and over $100,000 to Frisco ISD to support classroom improvements, youth sports, and academics. Terri says,
Frisco Education has been a mainstay initiative since we opened in 2008. We’ve opened our facilities to students looking to pursue careers in health care, spoken regularly at schools, donated to improving classrooms, and supported the Frisco Education scholarship fund.
Legacy is committed to helping today’s students so that they can become tomorrow’s medical leaders. Terri emphasizes that supporting these ambitious students when they enter the medical field means that future generations (and even future Legacy facilities around the country) will have access to quality healthcare talent to serve future community needs.
Frisco is where Legacy was founded and where many of our employees live. In addition to being known for excellent care, we want to be best known for the difference we’ve made to the communities we serve.
Pediatric Cancer Support and Awareness
Legacy is deeply committed to helping children and proud to sponsor the annual Newman Village Lemonade Stand in Frisco – an event that is particularly special to the Legacy team.
Legacy takes their commitment to Frisco seriously and they’re proud to give back to other children in need. In the clinic, in the classroom, and in the community, they’re a model of servant leadership and comprehensive, compassionate care.
On the afternoon of September 29, 2019, Legacy ER & Urgent Care will once again be present at the 9th annual Newman Village Lemonade Stand, supporting the kids and families they serve, joining in the fight to conquer childhood cancer.
Come join them! An ice-cold glass of lemonade will be waiting for you.