In 2013 the Palermo Heart-to-Heart Foundation was excited to announce the addition of sponsoring the Beads Hematology program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. As the regional sponsor of the Beads of Courage program in Pennsylvania, it is our commitment to continue to identify other hospitals that can benefit from this program.
We saw such an opportunity at CHOP. Children being treated for hematology disorders at the hospital were wondering why they weren’t being given beads as other children were who were enrolled in the oncology program through the assistance of another sponsor of the Beads of Courage program. We decided these children needed the support offered through this vital program, so in the fall of 2013 our foundation will be sponsoring the program that helps children diagnosed and being treated for hematology disorders!