The Philanthropy of Choice for Creating Healthier Lives
May 2014
We have exciting news and upcoming events to share with you this issue! Join us for the Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run on the last Sunday in September, as well as for our two annual golf outings in July. We are also announcing a new nursing scholarship and celebrating the success of the Bronson Commons Rock-a-thon!


-Bronson Health Foundation staff
Announcing a new scholarship for Bronson nurses!
For a second time, Bronson Methodist Hospital (BMH) has attained MagnetŪ recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition ProgramŪ. This program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and is considered the gold standard. It is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice and, to date, only seven percent of U.S. hospitals have earned it. 
We are also excited to announce a Nursing Scholarship available for  RNs in the Bronson Healthcare system. We will be providing five BSN students with $3,000 and three MSN students with $5,000 for the 2015 school year.  This scholarship is available because of a generous gift left to the Bronson Health Foundation by Mrs. Margaret H. Varney upon her death in 1997. Mrs. Varney was a graduate of the Bronson School of Nursing and an employee of Bronson Methodist Hospital. 
We are excited to offer this opportunity and we extend our congratulations, once again, to Bronson nurses!
Register today for the Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run!
Registration is now open for the 2014 Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run - the last Sunday in September! The addition of a competitive 5K run last year more than doubled participation. Bronson hosted nearly 1400 runners and walkers to benefit the only Children's Hospital in southwest Michigan.


We are pleased to announce Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering as the Presenting Sponsor for this year's event! Diekema Hamann has been a great friend to Bronson for many years. We are grateful for their support of this event which directly helps pediatric patients in our community! Click here for more on Diekema Hamann.
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Two Golf Outings Supporting Cancer Treatment and Pediatrics
The 4th Annual Karl Kucab Memorial Golf Outing is on Monday, July 28 at the Moors Golf Club in Portage. All proceeds from this golf outing support the Cancer Treatment Endowment. The event is inspired by the love of a son for his dad. When Dan Kucab lost his father, Karl, to pancreatic cancer in 2010, he organized this outing in honor of his dad to support cancer treatment at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30am with a 1:00pm shotgun start followed by dinner. You can download the registration form here.


The 2nd Annual Walgreens Making a Difference Golf Outing will be on Monday, July 21 to support the Children's Hospital Fund. Bronson is grateful to Walgreens for their continued support of our Children's Hospital and pediatric programs. Registration begins at 8:00am at Milham Park Golf Club with a 9:00am shotgun and lunch immediately following. You can download the registration form here.


To learn more about these golf outings and other Foundation events, click here. 

Rock-a-thon raises $6,200 for Bronson Children's Hospital!
The sixth annual Bronson Commons Rock-a-thon event on April 24 raised $6,200 to benefit Bronson Children's Hospital! More than 200 people participated in this fun filled day!

One resident who worked hard to raise money was Bob Fuentes, a Bronson Commons resident. Working night and day for weeks, Bob collected $1600 all on his own! 

Bob said he was a little nervous when he first decided to support the Rock-a-Thon. "I was not sure I could do it at first," Bob said. "I would have to go out and talk with new people, and I just wasn't sure I could do that. I found out I can." Could he ever! Bob received support from nearly 150 sponsors. Thank you, Bob, for your hard work and your support for the Children's Hospital!


To learn more about Bronson Commons and our fundraising efforts, click here.

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