EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2011
The mission of MarbleRoad is to connect people who have complex illnesses with the resources they need to help them improve their lives. A complex illness can be persistent and substantially disabling or life threatening, and requires treatments and services across a variety of domains of care to ensure the best possible outcomes for each unique patient. MarbleRoad focuses on rare or undiagnosed diseases and the needs of community health center patients who seek specialty care services not offered by their primary care providers.
MarbleRoad does this in a unique way, by promoting the spirit of volunteerism, anyone can serve, and a commitment to a lifetime of service. MarbleRoad Founder, Howard Liebers, is an AmeriCorps Alum who completed two full terms of service (totaling 3400 hours of service) with Community HealthCorps after completing college, and logged more than 500 hours of volunteer service at his local hospital and First Aid Cadet Corps while in high school. We include a volunteer service requirement as a part of the eligibility for financial assistance. In this way, financial assistance is not just a handout, but it also leverages community impact.