For Release: March 23, 2012
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, email@example.com
Akron General’s Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Center for Loss and Hope is once again offering Camp Promise, a free camp being held June 11-14, 2012. Due to popular demand, the camp this year is expanding from three days to four. Camp Promise focuses on helping children ages 6-11 process a significant loss, such as that of a parent, grandparent or sibling. Children will learn to manage and understand their grief through creative activities such as craft-making, music and art therapy. Meals and snacks will be provided each day. A staff of professional facilitators will oversee the children as they go through creative stations.
The camp will be held daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Participants attend Camp Promise at no-cost to their families thanks to the generosity of countless organizations and individuals. This year's Premier Sponsor is Westminster Presbyterian Church. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a child's camp experience, please contact the Akron General Foundation, 330-344-6888. To register a child, or for more information, please call Rochelle Sheppard, Spiritual Care and Bereavement Services Coordinator at Hospice of VNS, 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.
About Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS)
The purpose of Hospice of VNS is to alleviate suffering, engender hope, promote living and facilitate grieving among patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses, their families and their communities. Hospice of VNS is an affiliate of Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates (comprised of Advanced Infusion Services, Hospice of VNS, VNS Personal Care Services, VNS Equipment & Supplies and Visiting Nurse Service). VNSA serves Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties and is a member of the Akron General Health System. For more information about VNSA, visit www.vnsa.com.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 years. Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.