The Kimberly Kim Foundation, Inc.
While being treated for ALS, Kimberly and Jin discovered that the ALS Center at Emory University was mostly self-funded. The money the ALS Center needs for research expenses, as well as patient care, is primarily derived from various fundraisers, grants, and other private donations. This type of structure causes monetary difficulties at times and stress for the individuals who must manage these resources. Jin wanted to use his business experience and contacts to help provide additional funding for the ALS Center’s Clinic. The Kimberly Kim Foundaon was born.
Although the Emory ALS Center was the initial beneficiary of funds raised, the Kim family quickly discovered how much families living with ALS need financial assistance. Home modifications, wheelchairs, handicap vehicles, and communication devices are but a few of the expenses families face. While insurance provides some help, a large portion is not covered; the financial burden over the years of living with the disease is enormous. The foundation will search for ways to ease this burden. Families living with ALS have enough challenges to face.
The Kimberly Kim Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)3, is a Georgia non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds to provide assistance to families living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and to promote awareness of this disease.