PRLog - Dec. 10, 2012 - PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steeler Ike Taylor will be visiting with five nursing home patients on December 18, 2012 as part of a wish being fulfilled by the nonprofit holiday program, Presents for Patients.
The five patients are residents of Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab located in Beaver County, PA. The three women and two men will meet Taylor at the Heinz History Center in front of the Grid Iron Glory Steeler exhibit.
PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®, a holiday program founded in 1984 by St. Barnabas President William V. Day. The program has granted gifts and holiday visits for more than 460,324 patients living in nursing home facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia and South Carolina.
Day created the program to ensure that long-term care residents are not forgotten during the holidays. He also wanted the program to encourage community members to visit their local long-term care facilities in order to witness acts of kindness and compassion. During its 28th season, PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® celebrated a new record – 29,211 residents were offered gifts at 337 facilities throughout the six participating states. The campaign matches interested donors with a patient at a nearby nursing facility. Donors are then sent their patient’s information, including his or her three gift wishes. Each donor is asked to purchase at least one of those items.
For more information and to learn how you can donate and /or participate, call 724-444-5521 or visit www.PRESENTSFORPATIENTS.com.