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 more than 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy and doctor of psychology degrees and graduate programs in mental health counseling, school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM’s Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.
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