Gracie Lee Haught was a darling little girl who liked the color pink, who liked to play dress up and go to parties.  Gracie’s life was cut short by a tragic accident at the tender age of three. This tragedy touched all of us who live in Payson and the Rim Country.  Gracie’s Story

As many know, grief from the loss of a child is immeasurable and never goes away.  The parents and family of little Gracie struggled for two years to try and find an outlet for their grief and a way to help other children and families in need.  In their search they came to the  MHA Foundation.  

The first GLH fundraiser was held in October 2005 with the first annual Gracie Lee Haught Costume Party.  The fund has an aggressive volunteer fundraising committee who works tirelessly so that the GLH mission can be achieved. (see our calendar of events).

The mission of the GLH Children’s Memorial Fund is to promote and support the health, safety and well-being of children in Rim Country.

To achieve our mission, we provide monetary assistance for children’s medical bills when families find themselves in financial crisis.  Given today’s economy many families are finding themselves without work or just as important, without health insurance.  Even with insurance coverage, emergency out-of-pocket costs can still be stifling.

GLH also sponsors a medical training facility named in Gracie’s honor.  The facility educates and trains nurses, medical students and other people in our medical community in all areas of pediatrics, adult health care and geriatrics.


GLH sponsors a “Safety First” program for grades K-2 at local elementary schools in Rim Country.  This program brings police, fire, EMT and other emergency services together to teach children about safety and what they should do in the event of an emergency; familiarizing children with emergency vehicles and people in uniform.  Children are taught that emergency service providers are our friends and here to help.  Each student receives a free bicycle helmet at the end of the program. 

GLH also hands out infant and toddler car seats to families who are in need on one.  Finally, we arrange for free CPR classes for the community and high school students.

We are a non-profit fund and all donations are tax deductible through our parent organization, the MHA Foundation a 501C3 non-profit corporation (ID #47-3980933).