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Michael Jordan Donates $10 Million To Open Health Clinics In Hometown

by : Cameron Frew on : 15 Feb 2021 17:39
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Michael Jordan has donated $10 million to open two health clinics in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. 

The NBA legend has a net worth of around $1.6 billion. However, he’s not one to completely hoard his wealth – just last year, he donated $2 million to the largest food shelter network in the US.

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The former Chicago Bulls player is back collaborating with Novant Health, a non-profit health care group with hospitals and other medical centres across North Carolina, to open clinics for the uninsured and underinsured near his home.

In a statement, as per TMZ, 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.’

He added: ‘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.’

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Jordan has already opened two other clinics in North Carolina with $7 million in donations, which have reportedly seen 4,500 patients and administered nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines, as well as performing tens of thousands of tests.

In an earlier statement, Jordan said: ‘When we came together to mark the first clinic’s opening last fall, no one could have predicted we would be facing a global pandemic just five months later. I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19.’

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: News, Michael Jordan, North Carolina, Sport, US

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