Did You Know That KenCrest Was Awarded a Silver Medal?
KenCrest was awarded a Silver Medal by the International Congress on Tuberculosis in 1908 and it was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Back in 1908, KenCrest was awarded a Silver Medal by the International Congress on Tuberculosis…One hundred and seven years ago! If you look in the lower right-hand corner you will see that the award is signed by President Theodore Roosevelt.
KenCrest originally opened in 1905 in a dispensary in Kensington, PA, to help local immigrants suffering from Tuberculosis. Because of their pioneering treatment of the disease, President Theodore Roosevelt awarded the Silver Medal to the Kensington Dispensary on behalf of the International Congress on Tuberculosis in 1908. Since then, KenCrest’s lifelong mission has been to help those in need within their community.
This legacy has been carried all the way from 1905 to the present day by you and all of our staff who work to create an everyday life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their communities in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware. You are a part of history and you continue to make history in the work that you do every day. We want to celebrate all of our employees who work tirelessly day in and day out to help those within our communities live meaningful lives.
We ask that you pass this on to any colleague without access to email, to share a piece of our history and encourage others to live out the KenCrest mission.