Invision Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 that was incorporated as a charity in March 2009. Dr. Michael Landi, founder president of the Foundation, said “The Foundation assists people who are afflicted with injuries or diseases and need help. The Foundation will have the focus on initiating educational platforms for those in pain and the families and professionals that work with them.”
The scope of the Foundation expanded to include educational grants to those in the community that train others to prevent and reduce brain and spine injuries.
Several grants and sponsorships were awarded by the end of 2013 totaling more than $15,000.
The Damon Janes Scholarship helped establish an educational program at Brocton Central School district focusing on concussion training and awareness in youth athletes. Damon Janes suffered a helmet-to-helmet tackle during the third quarter of Westfield-Brocton’s game against Portville on September 13, 2013. Damon would die three days later. Damon’s family has felt comforted by the hope that the Damon Janes Scholarship Fund could ensure better precautions for other young athletes.
A grant was awarded to the USA Sled Hockey organization to be used for the expansion of the sled hockey program across the country. Additionally, the support from the Foundation assisted the team in its trip to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Paralympics (Team USA earned the Gold Medal!).
Buffalo City Mission reaches out to the homeless and hurting men, women and children in our community who are less fortunate than most. In celebrating a successful year, the Foundation donated two hundred (200) turkeys just prior to Thanksgiving.
Additional awards went to the American Academy of Ballet Guild and Hive Lifespan Center.
Awards: $1,000 each