There are famous and successful people out there who have accomplished a lot in their field of interest, and there are those who besides being considered the best for what they do professionally, are also great as human beings. The basketball legend, His Airness, Michael Jordan is definitely part of the latter.
Jordan is known for his heart of gold and his mission of helping the vulnerable throughout the years. This time, he has donated $10 million to the Novant Health, money used to open two new clinics in early 2022 in New Hanover County, North Carolina, his hometown.
In a statement released for the public, Jordan said: “I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to expand the Family Clinic model to bring better access to critical medical services in my hometown.”
“Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance. Wilmington holds a special place in my heart and it’s truly gratifying to be able to give back to the community that supported me throughout my life.”
This isn’t the first time, however, for Jordan to help the health care system. Last year, he donated $7 million to help fund two of his Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, health care officials say. Jordan previously gave $7 million to open clinics in Charlotte.https://t.co/ybQvQi8t7B
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 15, 2021
Representatives of the Novant Health said how the Charlotte Hornets owner’s clinics in Charlotte have helped treat over 4000 patients and gave out over 10,000 COVID-19 vaccinations. They further explained how the latest donation tends to help those who are either uninsured or underinsured.
“This pandemic has exacerbated health equity gaps across our state, making our efforts to close them even more emergent. We look forward to standing these clinics up as quickly as possible to ensure all members of the community have access to necessary medical care” the statement by Novant Health President Carl Armato read.
“We are so appreciative of Michael’s unwavering commitment to help us bring affordable care to our communities that need it most. It’s not only an investment in us as a partner, but it’s an investment in each and every person that our clinics can reach.”
Michael Jordan has done a lot for the community and he’s not planning on stopping any time soon. In fact, he said how his company would donate $100 million over the next ten years. This money will be used to fight social injustice and racial inequality, as well as to provide greater access to education.
Thank you, legend!