A Heart for Giving Back

Crittenton Foundation - Tim CrawfordAnyone who knows Tim Crawford will tell you it’s his heart that makes him special. Tim, President of Tim Crawford Insurance, is a passionate community supporter, serving on the Crittenton Foundation’s Cornerstone Campaign Committee, Rochester Rotary, Rochester Chamber, Boy Scouts and many other organizations. “I lost my father at a young age,” said Crawford, “but having a strong community and great mentors kept me on the right path. Now it’s my honor and privilege to repay the generosity of others.”

Choosing causes close to his heart gives Tim the energy and enthusiasm to make a difference. His involvement with Crittenton began when he received startling news after an executive physical in 2005. “I expected a clean bill of health; instead, I got a phone call urging me to go to the hospital immediately. I rushed to Crittenton, and I’m glad I didn’t hesitate.” Within hours, cardiologists had placed a stent in his heart. Tim faced recovery with the help of the hospital’s Cardiac Rehab program and made a diet and exercise plan for long-term health. “Without Crittenton, I wouldn’t be here today. My family and I are so grateful.”

After this life changing experience, Tim committed to ensuring the hospital’s future by helping the Crittenton Foundation. As a member of the Cornerstone Campaign Committee, he works to inspire others to support the hospital through philanthropy. “As a community, it’s up to us to keep Crittenton strong and growing. Not only did I receive exceptional care at Crittenton, but having a hospital nearby probably saved my life.”

Tim and fellow volunteers are leading the way to secure $20 million in donations to build a new patient tower. The tower will include centers for family medicine, orthopedic joint and spine and cardiac medicine with private rooms for patients. The expansion will allow Crittenton to care for more people as the healthcare needs for our community continue to grow. “I ask everyone to dig deep and give what they can. I trusted Crittenton with my heart and health. The best way I can say thank you is to do the same in return.”

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