July 3, 2009
Contact: Melissa DelaCalzada
San Diego Hospice
619-278-6139 or email@example.com
Kids With Heavy Hearts Have a Camp of Their Own
The Moyer Foundation, Qualcomm, Padres Foundation, & Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
Support Camp Erin San Diego
(San Diego) – With school out, many kids are looking forward to the fun of summer camp. But if you’re a child who’s recently experienced the death of a loved one, it’s hard to feel excited like everyone else about the outdoor activities, crafts, games and songs.
Thanks to the support of The Moyer Foundation, Qualcomm, The Padres Foundation, and the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, there is a special camp for these kids. It’s called Camp Erin San Diego. Hosted by The Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice, Camp Erin provides traditional outdoor activities and camp fun with grief education and emotional support for kids who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Camp Erin is a FREE weekend camp open to kids ages 6-17. It will be held September 25 through 27 in San Diego County.
Camp Erin was created by The Moyer Foundation, established by Jamie Moyer, World Series pitcher, and his wife Karen. There are currently 29 camps located in 18 states helping children learn to grieve and heal. The camps are supported by more than 100 national advocates including MLB players and coaches, sports announcers and entertainment celebrities throughout the United States.
“Camp Erin provides a safe and fun environment for kids who have experienced a loss,” said Noreen Carrington, Director of the Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice. “We are pleased to be the San Diego sponsor for this national campaign in support of all kids grieving a loss.”
There are still a limited number of openings available for kids to attend Camp Erin San Diego. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.sdhospice.org and click on the “Camp Erin” button on the home page.
About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, the leader in the relief of suffering, is one of the 10 largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospices in the country, with the largest resource in the world for training palliative medicine physicians and other specialists. The organization brings compassionate, expert medical care to more than 1,000 seriously ill adults and children each day throughout San Diego County. In addition, The Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice assists more than 11,000 individuals, experiencing grief and loss, with support, counseling and guidance each year. For more information, visit www.sdhospice.org or call toll-free 866-688-1600.