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Help Out: June 9, 2013

By Staff reports

Care center grant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The PalliativeCare Center has received a $50,000 grant to fund its project, Access Palliative Care: Improving Access to Palliative Care in West Virginia.

The grant is part of the Kanawha Valley Council on Philanthropy's Community Initiative. The project's goal is to improve the quality of life for West Virginians who suffer from serious illnesses and help better educate their families and caregivers about their options for care and support.

As part of the Access Palliative Care project, the PalliativeCare Center will hold at least 50 free caregiver workshops in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties. The workshops will help caregivers learn more about palliative care resources, practical tips, advance directives and caregiver support.

Another goal is to work with key health-care providers in each county to improve access to palliative-care specialists.

Palliative care is a board-certified medical specialty that seeks to provide improved quality of life for people at any stage of a serious illness.

Benefit concert

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Wood Boys Music, a family-oriented music production company and record label based in Kanawha County, is presenting a benefit concert June 15.

The all-ages, heavy rock 'n' roll music starts at noon and continues through to 9 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 402 Virginia St. W. About 15 bands are expected to play.

Admission is $5. All proceeds will be donated to the CAMC Foundation to be divided among the pediatric oncology ward, Celebration of Hope picnic and pediatric camp support.

For more information, visit www.woodboysmusic.com or email woodboysmusic@gmail.com.


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