“Neighbors Helping Neighbors”

About Us


BOARD SPOTLIGHT: check back from time to time to view additional profiles - see the full Board below


Andrew Purcell


I have served on the Board since 2017. I am an executive in healthcare, having worked in commercial leadership positions with several pharmaceutical companies. I’ve lived in Mountain Lakes for 8 years and have two children in Mountain Lakes High School. I chose to join The Medical Needs Foundation because our health care system needs a safety net to help people in need. Nothing represents the spirit of this community more than the idea of “neighbors helping neighbors”.


Our History and Our Work

The Medical Needs Foundation started over 20 years ago when someone in our community needed financial assistance with treatment for a serious medical condition that was not covered by insurance.  Over the past 20 years we have provided over $2 million in grants to help people in similar need.  We are a 501(c)3 register charity.  The grants and other assistance we provide are a safety net of last resort to help with serious medical issues.  To learn more about our recipients, check out the "Recipient Videos" page on this web site.


Our Fundraising

The Medical Needs Foundation is supported by individual and business donors, and by grants from a few larger organizations.  We depend on the support of our community.  Our two primary fundraising events are the BBQ Bash in late Spring, and the Spirit 5K, held in Mountain Lakes in the Fall.  Please consider making a donation to help us continue this essential work.

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