Stewart Subaru donates 80 blankets…

That warm feeling North Star Lodge is known for got a little warmer and cozier recently when Stewart Subaru, partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, donated 80 blankets for cancer patients at North Star Lodge. The gift included notes of encouragement from Stewart Subaru customers, written when the promotion was displayed at the dealership. Read more about Stewart Subaru donates 80 blankets…[…]

Manny was born at only 26 weeks, weighing in at a tiny 2 lbs. 5 oz.

Manny enjoyed his birthday and actually ate some of his birthday cake! This was a big accomplishment for Manny and cause for celebration for him and his family. Thanks to the occupational therapy services he has received at Children’s Village, Manny has experienced success this past year. Manny was born at only 26 weeks, weighing Read more about Manny was born at only 26 weeks, weighing in at a tiny 2 lbs. 5 oz.[…]

Lifestyle changes that make an impact

During 2017, scores of Yakima physicians referred patients to Virginia Mason Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention program, and 398 of you enrolled.  Generous gifts to The Memorial Foundation and grant funding help support this life-changing program. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control, the goal is for those at risk to learn a lifestyle of healthier choices Read more about Lifestyle changes that make an impact[…]

Grieving?  Where to turn

Your gifts to The Memorial Foundation provide funding for bereavement support to assist people after the loss of a loved one.  During this difficult time, coping with day-to-day life can sometimes be a struggle – Compass Care is there to help. “The Memorial Hospice team brought such compassion, care and comfort, not just for the Read more about Grieving?  Where to turn[…]

Nothing can prepare you for the word “Cancer”.

A breast cancer survivor shares her gratefulness. Your donations help support vital services at both North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center and ‘Ohana Mammography Center that help many patients like Heather. “After a mammogram and ultrasound at ‘Ohana, I was evaluated by a surgeon who ordered a biopsy.  Waiting on results from the biopsy was Read more about Nothing can prepare you for the word “Cancer”.[…]

Here they say, ‘Hey, can I help you out? You’re behind, I’m behind, let’s get caught up together.’

Ashley Cullison is a Michigan girl. Or she thought she was. Ashley graduated from nursing school there and got her first job as an R.N. at a hospital in Grand Rapids. Ashley loves her family and her part of the country, but something was pulling at her. A yearning to see more. “There’s so much Read more about Here they say, ‘Hey, can I help you out? You’re behind, I’m behind, let’s get caught up together.’[…]

I found a treasure!  by Beth Palmer 

Eighteen years ago I received a call from Tracie at Children’s Village asking if I would reach out to a new mom whose son had Down syndrome.  I guess you could say it was the beginning of a “beautiful friendship”.  As corny as that may sound, it is so very true. Having a baby with Read more about I found a treasure!  by Beth Palmer […]

“I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”

Sonny and Linda Salsbury are of a certain age. The age before anybody knew just how harmful the sun’s rays could be. “We’re both from L.A.,” Sonny says. “We went to the beach constantly and covered ourselves with baby oil and got as dark as we could. “And, you know what? When I told my Read more about “I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”[…]