The healing power of kindness is present in every gift. 
It is our privilege to pass it on.
June 2014
 
Please enjoy the premiere of a video about the Bronson Children's Hospital Journey Beads program as well as updates on our employee giving campaign and new members of our board of directors. 

-Bronson Health Foundation staff
Bronson Children's Hospital Journey Beads Video
 
 
As the Bronson Children's Hospital Journey Beads program closes in on one year since its launch, we are excited to premiere this new video with you. Michael Story, Director of Photography at ImageStream, created a video for us, in kind, to share this program with our community. The result is a beautiful story about the resilience of young children, a partnership among community organizations, and finding the beauty within a devastating disease.
 
  

Bronson Launches System-Wide Employee Campaign 
 
We are currently in the midst of the first system-wide employee giving campaign. This is a six week campaign that provides an opportunity for Bronson employees to contribute to the Bronson Health Foundation. 
 
We are pleased to announce that the Little Help, Big Difference campaign has received an outpouring of support thus far and raised more than $66,000 from Bronson employees all across our healthcare sustem!
 

 

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.

 

Visit bronsonhealth.com/walkrun for more information about the event. 
 
  

Bronson Health Foundation Welcomes Two New
Board Members! 

Rachel Worgess joined the Bronson Health Foundation Board of Directors in February 2014. Rachel was born and raised in Kalamazoo and is an active community member. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan and currently sits on the board for Gull Lake Country Club and Sherman Lake YMCA. Rachel resides in Kalamazoo with her husband, Andrew, and their four children.

 
Katherine Werme Hermsen also joined the board in February
2014. She is the director of agent development for Jaqua Realtors in the Battle Creek area. Katherine received her BBA and MBA from Western Michigan University and is currently President of the WMU Volleyball Spikers Club.  Katherine currently resides in Kalamazoo with her husband, Greg.
 

Crayons for Kids July Fundraiser! 
 
Crayons 4 Kids is hosting a 2014 musical event featuring Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe! This event takes place on Saturday, July 19 from 6:00pm - 11:00pm at the home of Dr. Mike Leinwand, pediatric surgeon at Bronson Children's Hospital. 
 
Crayons 4 Kids was founded by Matt and Emily Leinwand in 2001 with the simple idea to collect crayons and coloring books for hospitalized children. Crayons 4 Kids has provided crayons, coloring books, games, and toys to Bronson Children's Hospital for 13 years!

Collin and Jacob
Childrens Hospital - Dr Loker
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