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Children's Harbor Receives Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, AL-Children’s Harbor is pleased to announce it has received a grant from The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The grant will go towards supporting programs and services at the Family Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Lake Martin campus.

Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin donates its camp facility to dozens of partnering organizations serving more than 4,500 longterm seriously ill campers and their families. This provides them a place of rest and restoration in a safe environment. The entire campus is handicap accessible from the playground to the swimming pool.

Campers no longer stand out because of their illness because other campers face the same diagnosis, medications, and limitations. Every camp session is unique to the camper and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Children’s Harbor’s Family Center is a crossroads for hope and healing. Located inside the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, the Family Center offers several ways for patients and their families to break away from their hospital stay. Children are always in motion. That’s why we’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from their hospital rooms and clinics.

Myrle Grate, CEO of Children’s Harbor, “We are thankful for the longstanding partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Children’s Harbor's partnership of community support insures that the seriously ill children and families we serve will always have a safe harbor during their medical crises.”

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