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Health Focus of Southwest Virginia (Lewis-Gale Foundation)

$3,046.00 contributions
13 donors

Raised: $3046Remaining: $6954

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      Health Focus of Southwest Virginia

Health Focus is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of health, health education, and the preservation of medical history.  


Serving as a Community Health Education Center since 1964

Health Focus of Southwest Virginia, formerly known as the Lewis-Gale Foundation, was founded in 1964 by a group of medical professionals and community leaders. Upon it’s founding, the Lewis-Gale Foundation’s Board of Members proposed a primary purpose: “To encourage, support and promote medical progress in the Roanoke Valley.”

To achieve it’s goal of advocating for a healthier community, the Board created three specific courses of action were implemented to reach that goal:

Encourage and facilitate continuing education by allowing medical professionals a convenient place to keep abreast of advancements in their respective fields.

“Needy and Worthy” students interested in pursuing careers in health care could receive financial assistance through scholarships.

To collect and display “items of medical historical interest” in an effort to preserve medical history.

The Foundation eventually transition to an independent entity named Health Focus of Southwest Virginia. However, despite the name change, the missions and courses of action outlined above have remained the same
Runners at Health Focus annual run
by Anonymous donated $100.00
by Anonymous donated $250.00
John L donated $100.00
Laurie G donated $21.00
Larry L donated $100.00
Melinda P donated $25.00

Updates and Donors' Comments


I am pleased to support this organization whose mission is to provide scholarships to those going into a medical profession