The Employee Activities Group of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) recently held its 16th annual “Lights of Love” campaign to raise funds for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Each year, PCOM employees and students purchase paper heart ornaments, which adorn paper Christmas trees on campus. Lights representing those hearts are strung on a live tree in the campus courtyard.
Those lights were turned on during a ceremony on Dec. 16, at which time Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, president and CEO of PCOM, presented a check for funds raised from “Lights of Love” to Jim Murray, former general manager for the Philadelphia Eagles and co-founder of Ronald McDonald House.
Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, president and CEO of PCOM, presented a check for funds raised from “Lights of Love” to Jim Murray, co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House.
This year’s “Lights of Love” campaign raised more than $700 for the Ronald McDonald House, which supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, founded in 1974, is the world's first, and now serves as the model for over 350 Houses in 38 countries.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers doctorate degrees in educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology, and graduate degrees in aging and long-term care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies and school psychology. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations in inner-city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.
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