Where children learn to grieve and heal.
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Camp Erin is the largest bereavement camp in the country - designed for youth ages 6-17 who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. It is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support — facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers from local hospice and grief counseling agencies. Camp Erin is the largest network of bereavement camps in the United States with 36 camps in 23 states. More than 2,500 greiving children and teens will receive the healing experience of Camp Erin this year!
March 20, 2009
Players and fans raise over $36,000 at Spring Training “PHUN-raiser”Clearwater, FL. – March 17, 2009– The Moyer Foundation, founded by Major League All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, hosted a fundraising event at Bright House Field, home of the Phillies Spring Training, immediately following the Phillies win over Cincinnati on Tuesday, March 17. More than 12 MLB teammates attended the St. Patrick’s Day-themed evening event including Chase Utley, Geoff Jenkins, Greg Dobbs, Brad Lidge and Raul Ibanez who joined over 180 fans and Foundation supporters.
Guests enjoyed a barbeque and live entertainment while helping to raise funds through a silent and a live auction, emceed by Phillies own Scott Palmer. The event raised over $36,000 to support the Foundation’s Camp Erin™ program – bereavement camps for children and teens.
“It means a lot to me to have my teammates here and the support of the Phillies organization. Having an event at Spring Training is a great opportunity for people to come together with their families to have fun, and at the same time, learn about and support an important cause like childhood bereavement. Everyone who was at this event – from fans to fellow players – is helping to send more grieving kids and teens to Camp Erin in communities all across the country, and that is pretty cool.” said Jamie Moyer, Co-founder of The Moyer Foundation.