The Pet Therapy Fund Awarded a Third Grant of $2,500

06.19.13

Cookeville, Tenn.- The Pet Therapy Fund  of the Foundation at Cookeville Regional Medical Center continues its efforts to support the Cancer Center by funding the purchase of 80 of My Personal Treatment Journals to be given to patients of the Cancer Center. This is the third grant that has been awarded by the Pet Therapy Fund.

This funding effort was recommended by the Pet Therapy Fund Advisory Board, which also oversees the extensive community outreach efforts of the Pet Therapy Program at CRMC. In addition to the pet-assisted visits to outpatients of the Cancer Center, the Pet Therapy Program visits area schools, has a monthly Read with the Pet Therapy Dog at the Putnam County Library, visit preschools and Senior Citizen groups to share the benefits of pet therapy in the healing process.

Fundraisers to assist in supporting patient needs in the Cancer Center include an exciting calendar that features the Pet Therapy dogs. They also have a ForEver Friends Tree at Johnson Nursery over the holiday season that allows pet lovers to purchase an ornament honoring their pet. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these efforts go to the Pet Therapy Fund.

The Foundation at Cookeville Regional is a 501(c) (3) charitable non-profit organization As an independent affiliate of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center, the Foundation’s mission is to generate contributions to assist CRMC in fulfilling its mission to provide quality healthcare to our community. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For more information please visit us at www.thecrmcfoundation.org.

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Photo Caption: Angie Stone enjoys a visit from Hershey, one of the Pet Therapy dogs. Charlene Gregory holds one of the Personal Treatment Journals that is provided to Cancer Center patients with funding from the Pet Therapy Fund.