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Basketball legend Michael Jordan has donated $10 million to help fund two new health care facilities set to open next near his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Jordan’s gift to the nonprofit Novant Health organization, which oversees hospitals and medical centers across North Carolina, will go toward helping to bring comprehensive primary care services to both the uninsured and underinsured, particularly those in more rural and rural-adjacent communities.

The two new clinics are scheduled to open early next year.

“Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance,” Jordan, who previously donated $7 million to Novant in 2017 to help build two other Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte, said in an issued statement. “Wilmington holds a special place in my heart and it’s truly gratifying to be able to give back to the community that supported me throughout my life.”

Novant said the two Charlotte facilities have seen more than 4,500 patients to date.

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  1. Michael Jordan is doing exactly what most of the athletes aren’t doing and that’s helping those that need the help.

  2. Love to see more of this as time has change for us all . Days or more troubling as we begain to look feather down the road. At each other while, the rest of us just go about pointing our fingers . Hearted is something that we eathier or bread into or put into, eather way ‘ people well never change. The way they look at color when it’s beautiful than theirs. No one want’s to admit to what they really are. full of misunderstanding of how we are surpose to handle one another. so will someone please tell me what is a man .

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