For the third year, Easter Seals has allocated more program dollars (nearly $153 million nationally) for direct patient services than any other voluntary health organization in Utah.

According to audit reports, the society allocated 93 percent of its total for all program expenses on direct patient services, helping people of all ages and disabilities to achieve independence. The nearest contender allocated 68.5 percent.A study by the National Health Council, dated March 1989, reports that American voluntary health agencies spent a record $1.6 billion to combat disease and disability in 1987, the latest year with uniform audit data was available.