Proceeds from the Champions of Health awards benefit The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing children access to preventive health services including immunizations at no charge through the Caring Vans.
Established in 1994, the foundation is funded by community contributions and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma as an in-kind donation. The Oklahoma Caring Foundation's flagship program is the Caring Vans, which provides immunizations at no charge to children across the state. The Caring Vans serve children and families who encounter barriers to immunizations such as transportation and cost.
Through the efforts of dedicated staff and funders, the Caring Vans have delivered more than 356,000 vaccines to nearly 212,000 underserved children statewide since 1999. The Caring Vans are improving the health of Oklahoma one child at a time.