Jay Feldstein, DO, president and CEO of PCOM, presented a donation to Jim Murray, co-founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, on behalf of the PCOM community.
The Employee Activities Group at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) recently hosted the 18th annual “Lights of Love” fundraiser ceremony in support of the Ronald McDonald House charity.
Each year, employees and students from PCOM purchase paper hearts, which decorate paper Christmas trees around campus. A ceremonial tree lighting also took place in the campus courtyard, with the lights on the tree representing the hearts purchased.
The event, which took place on Monday, Dec. 17, was hosted by Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO of PCOM. Dr. Feldstein welcomed Jim Murray, co-founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and former general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, to the ceremony and presented Mr. Murray with a check for $800 on behalf of the PCOM community.
Founded in 1974, the Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. The first Ronald McDonald House was founded in Philadelphia and this original model has been used for over 364 Houses in 64 countries worldwide.
Since “Lights of Love” began in 2001, the PCOM community has raised more than $13,000 in support of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
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 doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. 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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