My Sweet 16 – Songs from the Road

Dean Shirey, the Cancer Cure Rider, needed some musical distraction on his 3-month, 16,000 mile ride around the US on his ride for cancer. Dean made his own playlists on his iPod which integrated with the surround sound stereo system on his Goldwing. Admittedly, he said “Yeah, I know, . . . tough riding conditions!” Read more about My Sweet 16 – Songs from the Road[…]

Alzheimer’s Resource Panel

Harmon Center August 29, 1:30-3:30 PM Free of Charge Yakima’s own Debbie Hunter, Recipient of the 2013 Leading Age of Washington “Outstanding Advocacy Award” will be on the panel. Debbie has spoken at both state and national conferences about her husband, Chris, his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and the family’s journey since then. Debbie and Read more about Alzheimer’s Resource Panel[…]

What is the purpose of The Memorial Foundation?

Look for this weekly blog – Frequently Asked Questions about The Memorial Foundation: The Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation (The Memorial Foundation) is the supporting foundation for Memorial Hospital.  It is a publicly supported organization, doing business as an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission and vision are to advance and transform healthcare Read more about What is the purpose of The Memorial Foundation?[…]

An Allocations Miracle

It’s allocation time at the Foundation. This usually means that the money need and asked for is far greater than what we have available. It’s the time of year when we count up all donations, and see how well it all matches up with Memorial Family of Services’ who submit allocations proposals. Our work focus Read more about An Allocations Miracle[…]

Back to School Celebration!

Erik Halvorson started receiving services at Children’s Village back in 1997 when the doors first opened. He was one of the first children to receive services at Children’s Village. He has been a supporter of Children’s Village by doing philanthropy work.  He also dedicated his senior project to Children’s Village. Now, nearly 16 years later, Read more about Back to School Celebration![…]

Back to school nutrition

 Katie Wolff, RD CD CNSC Chief Clinical Dietitian is the guest on KIT Don’t skip breakfast. Studies show breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomachaches. They also score higher on tests, concentrate better, solve problems more easily and have better muscle coordination. If you are pressed for time, Read more about Back to school nutrition[…]

Breast cancer: 1 in 5 women reject news of their risk

Nearly 1 in 5 women who completed a detailed assessment of their personal risk for developing breast cancer rejected the results, according to a study published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling. Most of the women who didn’t believe their result said they felt it didn’t take relevant family history of cancer into account, Read more about Breast cancer: 1 in 5 women reject news of their risk[…]

10 tips: Helping kids succeed at school

By taking an active role in your child’s life, you can do your part to help make sure his or her school years are happy and healthy. There are plenty of things you can do as a parent to help your child be successful in school. You can make sure he or she is well-stocked Read more about 10 tips: Helping kids succeed at school[…]

Cancer Ride America concludes with success!

Success! Dean Shirey, of Cancer Ride America, has officially reached his fundraising goal of $10,000 – actually; he has exceeded it by $180! For three long months, Dean has been traveling the perimeter of America to honor his brother, Terry, by raising funds (and awareness) for advancing cancer care and clinical trials research at our Read more about Cancer Ride America concludes with success![…]