Contacts

2206 N. Main Street #223

Wheaton, IL 60187

contact@RESCUfoundation.org

800.374.9215

Who We Are and What We Do

RESCU Foundation, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization Pledged to the Health of the Company

Who Are We?

RESCU is made up of:

~an INCREDIBLY dedicated staff
~a Diligent Board of Directors
~and a truly AWESOME number of generous volunteers all across the country!

What Do We Do?

We keep our community healthy!

We advocate for, serve, and have financial aid available to anyone who has ever held a participant pass at a Renaissance festival anywhere throughout the United States.
Our Mission

Our Mission

The RESCU Foundation is a non-profit organization established to promote and maintain the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Faires, historical performances and other artistic events through financial assistance, advocacy, education and preventative programs.
Our Vision

Our Vision

Connecting our Community with the Power of Health
Our Impact

Our Impact

The RESCU Foundation, Inc. (RESCU) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and medical well-being of participants of historically themed events, including renaissance festivals and other interactive theatrical venues. RESCU provides preventative illness education, medical advocacy and bill abatement to a characteristically underinsured constituency.
About Our Name

R E S C U ... no "e"

The acronym RESCU stands for Renaissance Entertainers Services Crafters United. It was founded in 2003 by a group of dedicated individuals united in their commitment to provide resources for dealing with the medical needs of their community.

I always imagined a life of service, and RESCU fills that childhood need.

Danielle

President, Board of Directors

Growing RESCU has been profoundly rewarding.  It's so inspiring to work with those involved, and fun, too!

Carol

Executive Director

RESCU's IMPACT STATEMENT

The RESCU Foundation, Inc. (RESCU)

The RESCU Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and medical well-being of participants of historically themed events, including renaissance festivals and other interactive theatrical venues. RESCU provides preventative illness education, medical advocacy and bill-abatement to a characteristically underinsured constituency.

Participants of these events keep skills and art forms alive...

...that would otherwise disappear from our modern society.  By doing so, they educate our youth about important periods of history, inspiring the next generation to broaden their knowledge about the world at large.

Providing this unique and important form of interactive theatre nationwide...

...these entertainers, artisans and festival staff positively impact the economy in cities across the country dependent upon the annual influx of income. As these events generally take place over the course of multiple weekends, revenue is also generated by thousands of guests who travel from other areas and invest widely in the host city.

The acronym RESCU stands for Renaissance Entertainers Services Crafters United. It was founded in 2003...

...by a group of dedicated individuals united in their commitment to provide resources for dealing with the medical needs of their community.

A single medical emergency can cause catastrophic outcomes...

...to those whose primary income is dependent upon the ability to travel from one venue to another. Before RESCU, an isolated incident had the potential to cause a family to require public assistance, affecting the community at large.

To date, the dozens of dedicated volunteers and small staff of RESCU have served thousands...

...of individuals. RESCU has disbursed over $1.4 million in direct medical aid. Its advocacy and mentoring programs have enabled over $3.5 million in medical bill abatement, thereby empowering and ensuring that a multitude of talented people remain productive members of society.

 

To Anyone and Everyone
who has ever been a part
 of the heart of this organization—
THANK YOU!