Representatives of the Bradford County Medical Society Alliance (BCMSA) recently presented a generous $2,179.28 check to support Memorial Hospital’s Hospice Good Grief Day Camp.
The BCMSA is an organization that represents the family of medicine. Alliance members are individuals who care about improving the health and safety of our community.
Proceeds from the annual BCMSA Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run have benefited BCMSA community health-related projects, such as Henry the Hand hand washing program and the BCMSA Scholarship offered to high school seniors who reside in Bradford County and are preparing for a career in a health or allied health field.
Beth Herbst, BCMSA member, said, “It is our privilege to make a contribution to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Good Grief Day Camp. The goals of this day camp program support our mission by providing support and offering coping skills to children ages six to 18 with grief and bereavement in a variety of ways when they have experienced the death of a loved one.”
“There is nothing easy about losing a loved one,” said Trudy Ventello, LSW, one of the Good Grief Day Camp leaders. “We really enjoy helping the kids work through their grief through meaningful activities such as creating memory books, sharing experiences and just having good old-fashioned fun. We appreciate this generous donation.”
“Every year’s camp experience, held in June, has been a great success and very rewarding,” echoed Pat Kirkowski, camp leader. “We’ve been doing this for ten years. We know we want to keep offering it to the community.”