The Philanthropy of Choice for Creating Healthier Lives
November 2013
Greetings! 
We are excited to update you on the great community support we have received recently for the Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run, the Bronson Commons Campaign and the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center.

We are also grateful to North Park Reformed Church for their support of the Bronson Children's Hospital Journey Beads Program.

Happy reading and thank you, as always, for your support!
-Bronson Health Foundation staff
Bronson Children's Hospital Walk and Run Surpasses Goal!

 

In our first year with a competitive 5K run, the Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run raised more than $87,000 - exceeding our fundraising goal of $60,000 and surpassing last year's event proceeds by more than $30,000! Participation also doubled with more than 1,300 walkers and runners joining the event on Sunday, September 29 - twice the registrants from 2012!

 

Thank you to all our volunteers, walkers, runners, donors and sponsors. The money raised from this event supports multiple programs within Bronson Children's Hospital. Specifically, it helps pay for the position of a pediatric art therapist as well as provides materials and supplies for the pediatric art therapy and pediatric music therapy programs.

 

A very special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor: Lake Michigan Mailers, and our Gold Sponsors: Advanced Radiology Services PC  B.L. Harroun CDW Omni Community Credit Union Rx Optical Walgreens.   

View a list of all our generous sponsors here. 

 

Visit here for more information about the Walk & Run and to see photos from the event. 

  

North Park Reformed Church "Pinks Out" to support Bronson Children's Hospital Journey Beads!

 

As part of North Park Reformed Church's "Pink Out Sunday" on October 27 to support those affected by cancer, congregants gathered together to raise more than $4,200 to support Bronson Children's Hospital Journey Beads program!

 

This is not the first time North Park Reformed Church has supported Bronson Children's Hospital. In 2009, they celebrated their 100 year anniversary by raising funds to transform two sedation suites from white walls to a soothing and peaceful environment for our pediatric patients! 

 

Thank you to Pastor Paul Fazio and North Park Reformed Church for their continued support of Bronson Children's Hospital. 

 

Find out more about the Bronson Children's Hospital Journey Beads program here. 

Bronson Commons Campaign Update

We are happy to announce that more than $390,000 has been raised to date in support of the Bronson Commons Campaign. This brings us to 78% of our $500,000 goal.  

 

In particular, we are incredibly grateful to Carole Harroun Ritcey, of B.L. Harroun, who pledged $40,000 to sponsor the Bronson Commons Administrative Conference Rooms and Board Room!  

 

Thank you to each one of the 67 donors who have supported this campaign! We will continue to keep you updated on our progress as donations are still being accepted.

 

If you or someone you know might be interested in sponsoring one of our 100 private patient rooms, please call (269) 341-8100. You can learn more about the campaign by following this link. 

Bronson Battle Creek Hosts the 4th Annual Cancer Survivor Fashion Show! 

On Thursday, October 24, Bronson Battle Creek hosted the 4th annual Cancer Survivor Fashion Show in which all proceeds benefit patients at the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center. The event raised $9,460 this year with 135 people attending!

The fashions and show design were generously provided by Coldwater Creek; the modeling was done by cancer survivors and healthcare providers from Bronson Battle Creek.

A special thank you to these generous sponsors:

Runway Sponsor:  PNC Bank

Model Sponsor:  Southwest Michigan Federal Credit Union

Designer Sponsors:  CSM Group, OMNI Community Credit Union, Radiology Consultants, Regional Medical Laboratories, Inc.

Show Sponsor: McCamly Plaza Hotel

 

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