$25,000 Grant received from the Randy Shaver Cancer and Community Fund

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Crescent Cove Awarded $25,000 Grant by the Randy Shaver Cancer and Community Fund

Support will provide medical equipment and furniture needed to care for children and young adults facing shortened life expectancy

Minneapolis (March 12, 2018) -- Crescent Cove, a non-profit whose mission is to provide hospice care and respite to kids and young adults who face a shortened life expectancy and their families, today announced a $25,000 grant from the Randy Shaver Cancer and Community Fund. Crescent Cove is Minnesota’s and the region’s first independent pediatric respite and hospice home and only the third in the nation.

The grant will help Crescent Cove acquire equipment that includes a pediatric manual Ez-Lift, computers for the nursing staff, and an adjustable changing table. The items were requested by the organization’s nursing team and support staff to safely care for children and young adults during one of life’s most difficult times.

“The grant from the Randy Shaver Cancer Fund and Community Fund provides a tremendous boost to our ability to care for the children and ease the challenges they face,” said Katie Lindenfelser, founder and executive director. “Our mission is to provide loving care in a home-like environment with safe, reliable, and up-to-date medical equipment. We are grateful that this generous gift will make it possible to deliver on our mission.”

Each year hundreds of Minnesota children and their families lack specialized physical, spiritual and emotional services that can be of most benefit at end of life for both the child and the family unit. The Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids on Twin Lakes in Brooklyn Center provides space specifically for children and young adults facing a shortened life expectancy by providing care and integrative therapies, such as massage and music therapy, as well as emotional and spiritual support to the families who love them.  

“We are pleased to support Crescent Cove’s caring staff with a grant that will contribute to the purchase of equipment needed to provide compassionate care,” said Executive Director Roseann Shaver, Randy Shaver Cancer and Community Fund. “We understand the demands of caring for a family member challenged by a life-threatening illness; we are grateful to have Crescent Cove in our community.”

About Crescent Cove

The mission of Crescent Cove (a 501(c)(3) charity) is to offer care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy, and the families who love them. Crescent Cove is fulfilling its mission through its residential children’s respite and hospice home in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota offering pediatric palliative care (pain and symptom control), respite (short-term care) and end-of-life care to children with life threatening conditions. Along with daily medical and social care, meals and bathing, Crescent Cove provides a unique family-centered model with services such as music, art, pet and massage therapies as well as counseling support. As Crescent Cove worked to open the Home, it provided integrative therapy services in personal homes and respite weekends away for families caring for a child with a shortened life expectancy. To support Crescent Cove visit: www.CrescentCove.org

About the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund

The mission of the Randy Shaver Cancer Fund is to fund research, prevention, treatment and other programs related to the cancer community’s needs. To learn more visit:  http://www.randyshavercancer.org/