Crawling For A Cause

Our Supported Charity

Edmarc Hospice for Children

All proceeds from the 2016 Ghent Winter Bar Tour will directly benefit Edmarc Hospice for Children.

Established in 1978, Edmarc Hospice for Children was the first hospice in the nation designed specifically for children. Edmarc is the only pediatric hospice organization in Hampton Roads. The mission of Edmarc Hospice for Children is to ease the trauma of a child's illness or death, and to reduce the disabling effects of pediatric illness, loss, and bereavement on families.

Edmarc's health care services allow a child with a life-limiting illness to stay at home whenever possible. Remaining at home helps alleviate some of the child's stress, and can make healthcare for the child less traumatic. But when a child is ill, Edmarc never forgets that the entire family is affected. Families who have a child with a life-limiting illness experience a high level of stress, including emotional, social, spiritual, and financial pressures. This stress often becomes debilitating to the entire family, sometimes resulting in dysfunctional family dynamics, financial hardship, and divorce. To help families cope, Edmarc offers a broad range of services to address not only the physical and emotional needs of the child, but the multi-dimensional needs of the family as well. Edmarc's home health, hospice, and bereavement support services are available to children and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Since 1978, Edmarc's program has grown steadily, indicating a need for this unique type of care. Edmarc has served over 900 families in Hampton Roads and more than 3000 family members in the past 30 years.

Ghent Bar Tours has proudly supported Edmarc Hospice for Children with these events:

2016 Ghent Winter Bar Tour2015 Ghent Winter Bar Tour2014 Ghent Winter Bar Tour2013 Ghent Winter Bar Tour2012 Ghent Winter Bar Tour2011 Ghent Winter Bar Tour2010 Ghent Winter Bar Tour