A new children’s joke book will help fund children’s medical grants for families in Indiana and across the nation. With the help of Indiana kids, the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) collected more than 600 popular and original jokes, funny one-liners, knock-knock jokes and silly tongue-twisters for a new joke book to be released on April 1. “Little Book – Big Laughs Joke Book,” will be available April 1 at www.Amazon.com for $5.99.
In addition to creating smiles, proceeds from the “Little Book – Big Laughs Joke Book” will be used to help fund UHCCF child medical grants for local families in need.
Since 1999, the Foundation has funded more than 6,500 child medical grants totaling more than $20 million.Last year, 115 grants were awarded to families in Indiana – part of more than 1,700 grants, worth more than $5.6 million,awarded nationwide for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy.To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at www.uhccf.org.