B-Present Foundation Partners With Fleece & Thank You for Virtual Blanket Making Event
Wrapped in Presence, which benefits young adults facing cancer, takes place Aug. 31.
By: Fleece & Thank You
"A life-threatening diagnosis turns life upside down," said Abby Westerman, CEO of the b-present Foundation. "Patients need to feel connected to the world as they undergo treatment, and know that they are not facing the diagnosis alone. One effective way to achieve this is by providing items of comfort, a reminder of home, and a visual reminder of family, friends, or a community rooting for them to finish treatment."
Hosted by Westerman and Nicholas Kristock, co-founder and executive director of F&TY – Michigan's largest provider of comfort care to hospitalized children – Wrapped in Presence is an opportunity to come together as a community, have some fun, learn about how these organizations are helping patients in need and be part of the circle of support.
Blanket kits for participants are available for purchase online at fleeceandthankyou.org/
"We're pleased to partner with b-present to provide comfort to children and young adults facing cancer or other illnesses requiring long term hospital stays," said Kristock. "We hope this will be the first of many events that will help support our shared missions.
About Fleece & Thank You
Established in 2015, Fleece & Thank You is a nonprofit organization that makes fleece blankets with encouraging video messages for children who have been hospitalized. For more information, visit FleeceAndThankYou.org.
About the b-present Foundation
b-present is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit that improves the experience of young adults with cancer through programs and digital campaigns that promote connection and support. For more information, visit b-present.org.