ROCHESTER HILLS, MI, December 11, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Chase Away Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Michigan, and foundation advisory board member Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings made a donation of $50,000 to the Children's Hospital of Michigan today.
"The unwavering support from organizations like The Chase Away Foundation is vital to helping us continue to offer the very best health care for the children of our community," says Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A., president of Children's Hospital of Michigan. "Without this assistance we would not be able to continually improve our facilities, focus on research and simply help children live healthier lives. This gift is designated to renovate the 6 West treatment room which is used for medical procedures. We are very grateful to The Chase Away Foundation for this generous donation.
"The Chase Away Foundation was the result of the founders Brenda & Brendan Brosnan's son's, Chase, battle and survival from cancer and OMS (Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome).
A battle that lasted six long years and one that would not have been possible if it were not for the help of the doctors and so many others at the Children's Hospital of Michigan."This is a huge milestone for Chase Away," said The Chase Away Foundation President Brenda Brosnan. "Our goal is to help enrich the lives of children who are in treatment for cancer and OMS. This is just one step we have been able to take because of those who have helped the foundation. We are so thankful to the hospital, our board, our advisory members, like Mike Babcock and everyone who has supported our efforts to help these needy children."
"I am proud to support the Chase Away OMS Foundation," said Babcock. "Their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and families battling cancer should be commended."
About The Chase Away Foundation
The Chase Away Foundation provides support, in a variety of ways, to children in Michigan who are in treatment for cancer. The foundations goal is to "chase away" the blues these children experience in this tumultuous time. These blues come from the unfathomable amount of hours, days, months and even years spending waiting.....waiting for the doctors, the nurses, the pokes to be over and the tests to be done. Waiting for the results to come back, the chemotherapy to be over and another hospital stay to end.
Please visit http://www.chaseaway.org/ to learn more.
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