The North Carolina medical provider Novant announced a $10 million gift from basketball legend Michael Jordan on Monday morning.
Jordan, a Wilmington native, is perhaps the most famous athlete in history. But aside from his achievements on the court, Jordan has become a footwear icon, a cereal mascot, a movie star, and even a meme. On Monday morning, he added two more life-saving North Carolina medical clinics to the list.
“The regional health care system and Jordan previously partnered to open two Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte, N.C.,” Novant Health CEO Carl Armato and chief business developer John Gizdic announced earlier today. The press release said the two additional clinics will “[bring] comprehensive primary care, including behavioral health and social support services, to the area’s most vulnerable communities.”
The coming medical resources will serve both “uninsured or underinsured” members of the community outside of Charlotte’s more urban areas. “I am very proud