Crescent Cove Establishes Endowment Fund to Honor Harmon Killebrew's Legacy of Supporting a Children's Hospice Home in Minnesota
Fund will provide ongoing support for the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids
Minneapolis (April 2018) -- Crescent Cove, a non-profit whose mission is to provide care and support for children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy, and their families who love them, is pleased to announce the establishment of an endowment fund to provide ongoing support for its mission and to honor the legacy of Twins Hall of Famer, Harmon Killebrew.
The Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids is only the third pediatric palliative care center in the U.S. - the first in Minnesota and the Midwest - providing much-needed respite care for families as well as offering a space for sacred end-of-life care. This Home fills a gap that exists in health care for families caring for children and young adults with complex medical conditions that often require around-the-clock care. In addition to the Home, Crescent Cove provides a variety of holistic and integrative therapies that support kids and their families in their daily lives.
In the final years of his life, Harmon Killebrew was a proponent for hospice care. As a champion for children specifically with disabilities, Harmon envisioned one day there would be such a home here in Minnesota for families facing difficult situations.
In 2013, the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund was established by friends of Harmon, including Twins Legends Jack Morris, Tony Oliva, and Paul Molitor, along with Harmon’s widow, Nita Killebrew, to support Crescent Cove’s mission. Each year, these supporters and the advisory committee for the Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund host the Crescent Cove Home Plate Gala fundraiser.
As of today, the Fund will be used as an endowment with the goal of building longevity, sustainability and long-term funding efforts critical to the operation of the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids in Brooklyn Center, Minn. and to serving kids and young adults with life-limiting conditions.
On Saturday, May 19, the Minnesota Twins will host Crescent Cove Day, with proceeds of limited ticket sales benefitting Crescent Cove and the Killebrew Endowment Fund. Tickets can be purchased from CrescentCove.org.
Gifts to Crescent Cove and the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Endowment Fund will allow families to utilize the Respite & Hospice Home for Kids and receive family support services all at no cost. Crescent Cove provides all of its services thanks to the generosity of the community and donors.
"Life is precious and time is a key element.
Let's make every moment count and help those that have a greater need than our own."
~ Harmon Killebrew
Contact: Tara Anderson, Director of Engagement, Crescent Cove, 952-426-4711 x4, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 their families who love them. Crescent Cove is fulfilling this mission through its Respite & Hospice Home for Kids in Brooklyn Center, Minn., a residential home offering pediatric palliative care (pain and symptom control), respite (short-term care) and end-of-life care to children with
life-limiting 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 spiritual support. To learn more or support Crescent Cove, visit CrescentCove.org.