HEADstrong Brings Christmas Cheer to The Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
This holiday season HEADstrong is bringing the cheer to the oncology floor at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. Meals were be provided to patients, families, and hospital staff in a partnership with Rastelli Catering through HEADstrong’s HEADtable program.
HEADstrong brings the holiday spirit to the hospital and this event is truly something that everyone looks forward to. Throughout the day HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori, accompanied by the foundation’s advocacy team of survivors once treated at HUP, traveled the floors to deliver comfort kits assembled by employees of PECO Energy and personally meet with every patient and their family to listen and provide support, empathy and a loving embrace. Comfort kits are a staple of this service offering, and provide often over looked items such as personal hygiene products and some new gear to keep warm. Holidays can be among the most difficult time of the year for patients and families; the annual dinner at the hospital celebrates the small victories of togetherness, and helps to bring a sense of normalcy during a particularly abnormal time in a families life.
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