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Gladney Center for Adoption Receives Whole Health Grant from Aetna Foundation
Date:5/13/2008

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gladney Center for Adoption announces a $10,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to support Gladney's Whole Health program for birth mothers during pregnancy.

Kimberlee Walters-Sanders, an Aetna sales representative and Gladney adoptive parent, along with Jeff Miller, the Market Head of Sales, will present the award to Gladney staff members and birthmothers on Thursday, May 15 at noon on Gladney's campus, located at 6300 John Ryan Dr., Fort Worth.

Aetna's decision to support this grant was due to their own commitment and focus of its Women's Health and Wellness initiatives for their employees and members.

Aetna's generosity will help Gladney fulfill its mission of helping women who are struggling with unplanned pregnancies. Gladney's Whole Health program focuses on the physical, emotional, mental and social health of birth mothers and their unborn babies. Because of this gift, Gladney will be able to provide birth mothers with education and knowledge about the long-term benefits of nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

The Gladney Center for Adoption is one of the oldest and largest maternity homes and adoption agencies in the United States, placing more than 27,000 children in permanent homes and assisting more than 36,000 birth mothers. In addition to placing children born in the United States, Gladney's international program is committed to finding permanent homes for children in other countries. Adoption opportunities are available in several countries around the world including Eastern European, Asian and Latin American countries. A genuine commitment to client and social service makes Gladney an exceptional adoption agency and a national leader in adoption.

The Aetna Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. Founded in 1972, the Foundation helps build healthy communities by promoting volunteerism, forming partnerships and funding initiatives that improve the quality of life where their employees and customers live and work. Aetna and the Aetna Foundation contributed more than $24 million in grants and sponsorships in 2007. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed over $334 million in grants, sponsorships and social investments. Visit http://www.aetna.com/foundation for more information.

For more information about Gladney's adoption programs and humanitarian aid efforts please log onto http://www.gladney.org.


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