Champions for Children through the Healing Journey
February is the month of LOVE and we NEED YOU to help us to spread the LOVE on Thursday, February 27th, Fairfield County GivingDay by donating to the Berni & Murcer - Friends for Life "Comfort Backpack" program for children and their families diagnosed with cancer. Each dollar raised goes toward a child receiving a "Comfort Backpack" filled with all the essentials they'll need to comfort, inspire and encourage them during their treatment and beyond. #fairfieldcountygives #spreadthelove
As we begin a sparkling 2020 New Year, all of us at Berni & Murcer - Friends for Life are reflecting upon the extraordinary year of blessings we’ve received from all of our generous supporters, talented artistic and editorial teams, creative vendors, and visionary board of directors. This past year, we excitedly received the first 100 Comfort Backpacks, developed the Berni & Murcer storybook animated trailer, added the Berni chemotherapy bag cover, and expanded our board and outreach volunteers!! We are especially filled with immense gratitude for being selected as a 2019 Newman’s Own Foundation grant recipient for our “Comfort Backpack” program!!!
Because of everyone’s remarkable efforts in spreading heartfelt love, kindness and generosity towards our mission of transforming the lives of children and their families diagnosed with cancer, HOPE is HAPPENING!!! When we spread positive vibes, it creates a ripple effect that can travel a long way in every direction. This is what gives a single person the ability to make a difference in such a large world!! So, let us start the new year, a new decade by investing in HOPE, in COURAGE, in HEALING and in a CHILD by becoming a team supporter of the Berni & Murcer - Friends for Life “Comfort Backpack” program which transforms the child away from the trauma of diagnosis and treatment and giving them every chance of a healthy outcome. We look forward to you joining us for a magical year of making a difference!! #sharinghope #newyear2020
Our Purpose Berni & Murcer – Friends for LifeTM is a specialized comfort program that works in collaboration with medical professionals and families to provide emotional support, day-to-day comfort, encouragement, and inspiration to children diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses through the use of manipulatives and materials that are designed to have therapeutic value. Our Goal To aid and advance the recovery of children while providing solace to their family members. As a comfort program, it is an essential component of the managed care process from diagnosis to reentry into community.
Our Call to Action
Each year, more than 27,000 children in the U.S., ages 3 to 18 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. That’s over and above the many hundreds of thousands of children already diagnosed with a potentially deadly illness. Another powerful fact: each year, more than 40,000 children in the U.S. undergo treatment for pediatric cancer.
As one can imagine, these children and their families are faced with a struggle often filled with fear and emotional trauma. Treatments and surgical procedures can be scary and even disfiguring, causing many of these children to isolate themselves and become socially withdrawn. Debilitating anxiety and depression are also common among both patient and family members.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for children and their families to find the emotional stability and support they need during this life changing event. While there are many organizations that offer help to seriously ill children, none has been established to do what Berni & Murcer – Friends for LifeTM does.
Here's how we do it...
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