On Saturday, July 14, long-time friends, Tim Engel, vice president of sales of Libonati Co along with Brian Harrington and Chub Whitten, will circumnavigate Manhattan Island by stand up paddle board to raise funds for theeach one counts foundation and Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center located in lower Manhattan. To ease the physical pain and emotional suffering of children in need of pediatric hospice care, Brian Harrington started the each one counts foundation to provide complementary pain management therapies such as massage, music, hydro, reiki, yoga, acutronics and pet therapies. Each year 1.2 million children across the country require pediatric hospice care, less than 1% actually get it, over 50,000 will die.
“I started the each one counts foundation because so many children receiving pediatric hospice and palliative care deserve complementary pain management therapies to ease their pain. The problem for accessing these modalities in a hospice or palliative care setting for children is that insurance will not pay for them,” said Harrington, president of the each one counts foundation.
Harrington added, “Over the past four years we have been able to provide over $500,000 in grants to pediatric hospice and palliative care providers across the country. Thousands of children from coast to coast, have had their pain eased by these grants. As we go out on Saturday, we know that each stroke of our paddles and each mile we travel, counts towards helping us realize our goal of raising awareness and funds for pediatric hospice and palliative care.”
For more information about this topic or the each one counts foundation contact Brian Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org, 914-260-3751 or visit www.eachonecounts.org.