On Thursday, Michael Jordan paid it forward in his hometown of Charlotte, NC as he helped to open a clinic for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.
According to CBS News, was present to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic. Two years ago he donated a total of $7 million to Novant Health to build the facility in Charlotte, as well as another facility that has not opened yet.
During his speech at the grand opening, Jordan said, “The money is not an issue for me, it’s the commitment to be able to make a difference and make an impact.” The clinic, which is located on the west side of Charlotte is fully equipped with 12 exam rooms, an x-ray room, and a physical therapy area.
Sharelle Blake, a patient at the clinic said, “It’s just so great to have when you don’t have insurance and you don’t know what to do. So this is a huge blessing for the Camp Green neighborhood.”
Jesse Cureton, the EVP, and chief consumer officer for Novant Health said, “Care is helping to improve other drivers of health like access to food, housing, education, and employment.”
As many of you know, Michael Jordan is no stranger to giving back to his community. As we previously reported, earlier this year, he donated $1 million for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas. At the time he said in a statement, I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently. My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones.”
Check out the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic below:
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