EVMS Dermatology and the Dermatology Student Group

Our mission is to provide the highest level of dermatologic care to all, while fostering a culture of excellence in education, discovery, and service to our community.

Your skin is more than a reflection of you. It’s a reflection of your overall health. At EVMS Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists are dedicated to diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of skin disorders—from common problems like acne and eczema, to life-threatening forms of rare skin cancer.

We believe our practice is different from other dermatology practices in the area, and it’s a difference that benefits you. Because our physicians serve as professors and researchers at the highly regarded EVMS, we bring the latest advances in dermatologic science to all of our patients.

We have access to latest techniques, as well as the most state-of-the-art equipment. Our commitment to providing excellent individualized surgical and medical care has led to outstanding treatment results.

The funds raised from this event will be used for melanoma awareness and sunscreen packets that we ( EVMS Dermatology and the Dermatology student group) can use at upcoming tournaments, festivals, etc.

EDMARC Hospice for Children

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 in the Hampton Roads Area.

We understand the overwhelming challenges that families face when a child is sick. All of our services - home healthcare, hospice care and bereavement support - are designed to alleviate your pain, anxiety and fear. We offer you comfort, strength and support so that you are able to do the same for your child.

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. EDMARC was founded by the members of Suffolk Presbyterian Church in Suffolk, Virginia, along with their minister who was dying of cancer, and a young couple whose only son was dying of a progressive neuromuscular disease. The minister's name was Edward and the boy's name was Marcus. The agency is named in their memory.

In 1982, EDMARC Hospice for Children received a $300,000 grant from the Presbyterian Women. This generous community gift funded the development and expansion of our hospice, home health care, and bereavement support services. EDMARC now serves a wide geographic area that includes the Virginia Peninsula and all of Southside Hampton Roads. EDMARC Hospice for Children is a United Way agency that serves children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, regardless of their ability to pay for services.

We understand how scary an illness can be and how important it is - emotionally and physically - for children to be surrounded by the people and things that they love. That's why EDMARC's health care services are tailored to enable seriously ill children to live comfortably at home with their families whenever possible.

But we also never forget that when a child is sick, the entire household is affected and often faces debilitating hardships. There is added stress, along with social, spiritual and financial pressures. For parents, such a devastating time can shift the foundation of even the sturdiest relationship.

For 38 years, EDMARC has focused on the whole family, helping to alleviate the confusion, stress and heartache of over 4,200 children, parents and siblings. Our broad range of services not only ensures that your child's physical and emotional needs are met but that the multi-dimensional needs of your family are addressed, too. We help you get back to what is most important: taking care of each other.

EDMARC's caring and compassionate staff and supportive services are available to children and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Patients Registered nurses deliver nursing care in the child's home, with on-call availability 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Medical social work services delivered in the child's home with hospital follow-up, including counseling and spiritual support when requested.

Siblings "Kids Can Cope" support group for the siblings. "Kids Can Cope" is designed to help children recognize their feelings, develop good coping skills, learn to adapt to the changes occurring within their families and receive peer support from other children in similar situations. "Peace by Piece" bereavement program where children participate in art therapy and group sessions with other kids who have also experienced the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, or other significant loss.

Parents Medical social work services include emotional and spiritual support, funeral planning and financial resourcing. Support groups for bereaved families, including individual groups tailored for mothers and for fathers, bereaved parents' socialization events.

Families Family events held throughout the year, including a Spring fling; family picnic, "Evening at the Farm", Fall party, and Christmas caroling. Holiday support through food baskets at Thanksgiving and food baskets and gifts for family members at Christmas. All items are donated by and delivered to families' homes by volunteers. "Annual Remembrance Service" for all families who have experienced the death of a child. "Camp M.AG.I.C.," an annual summer camping weekend for bereaved families.

• Established in 1978, EDMARC was the nation's first hospice designed specifically for children. Today it remains the only pediatric hospice organization in Hampton Roads.

• The mission of EDMARC 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.

• To make health care for the child less traumatic, our services allow the child to stay at home whenever possible. Physician-directed care is delivered by registered nurses.

• EDMARC also offers a broad range of support services to address the family's emotional, social, spiritual, and financial pressures.

• Our home health, hospice, and bereavement support services are available to children and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• EDMARC collaborates with other organizations in Hampton Roads, such as Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Lee's Friends, American Red Cross, Angel Flight, and Make-A-Wish Foundation to ensure that families receive the comprehensive support they need.

• Our staff members also work with public school systems, community services boards, and Social Security to coordinate vital services and financial assistance for our families.

• Support groups, bereavement retreats, and other services help parents cope with their loss. Our Peace by Piece program is open to any grieving child or teen in Hampton Roads.

• Numerous studies cite a divorce rate of 75 percent in families where a child has died. But for families who have worked with EDMARC, the divorce rate is less than 25 percent.

• EDMARC continues to help families long after a child's death and maintains personal contact on significant anniversaries, such as the child's birthday, Mother's Day, and Father's Day.

• Over the past 34 years, we have helped more than 3,500 family members, without regard for their ability to pay for our services.

• The demand for our services is growing steadily. In 2005, we served 28 to 30 children per day. Today, we serve an average of 70 children per day.

• To ensure that EDMARC is here whenever a child or family needs us, we are considering a $1.5 million Endowment Campaign.

patient & families wish list

General
  • Tickets to Tides/Admirals games and other local activities including Virginia Living Museum, The Children’s Museum, Marine Science Museum, Nauticus, The Virginia Zoo, and Movie Theatre
  • Gas cards for families
  • Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, and grocery stores for families
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Diapers Size 2 and 3
  • Volunteer plumber and electrician Household Products
  • Disinfectant wipes & baby wipes
  • Paper products: paper towels, toilet tissue and facial tissue
  • Coffee (regular & decaf) for groups
  • Household cleaning supplies (Mr. Clean, Windex, Clorox Clean-up)
  • Tall kitchen trash bags
  • Canned goods and non-perishable food items
  • Stacking storage bins with drawers for child's medical supplies
  • Laundry baskets and assorted sized baskets
  • 30 gallon clear storage containers
  • Large storage units with drawers to house medical supplies
  • New bedding (dark colors) bed pillows, mattress pads, sheets-fitted/flat in all sizes, blankets
  • Wicker baskets, variety of sizes Memory Making Items
  • Baby foot print gifts with picture frame (can be purchased at the Discovery Store)
  • Clay handprint and footprint kits with picture frame
  • Gift certificates to arts and crafts store to purchase scrapbooking items
  • Volunteer plumber and electrician
Household Products
  • Disinfectant wipes & baby wipes
  • Paper products: paper towels, toilet tissue and facial tissue
  • Coffee (regular & decaf) for groups
  • Household cleaning supplies (Mr. Clean, Windex, Clorox Clean-up)
  • Tall kitchen trash bags
  • Canned goods and non-perishable food items
  • Stacking storage bins with drawers for child's medical supplies
  • Laundry baskets and assorted sized baskets
  • 30 gallon clear storage containers
  • Large storage units with drawers to house medical supplies
  • New bedding (dark colors) bed pillows, mattress pads, sheets-fitted/flat in all sizes, blankets
  • Wicker baskets, variety of sizes
Memory Making Items
  • Baby foot print gifts with picture frame (can be purchased at the Discovery Store)
  • Clay handprint and footprint kits with picture frame
  • Gift certificates to arts and crafts store to purchase scrapbooking items
Group Needs
  • Sips for sibs: Juice boxes for kids support group meetings and bottled water
  • Picnic items: Paper products (plates, cups, napkins)
Family Requests
  • Gently used laptop for homebound children
  • Gifts for 10 to 16 year olds (hand held games, travel games, etc.)
  • Baby monitors
  • Gifts for parents: Gift certificates for haircuts, manicures, and massages
  • Family-friendly DVD movies
  • Humidifier
  • New, large, plush stuffed animals

EDMARC house & families home wish list

Office Supplies
  • Card stock
  • Print Cartridges: HP 950XL Black and Color, HP 564 XL Black and Color, HP M5025/5035, HP Q5942A
  • DP50 SAR Laser Printer Toner
  • Vacuum
  • Printer paper
Peace by Piece Wish List
  • Gift certificates to arts & crafts stores for families to make memory albums
  • Sips for sibs: Juice boxes for support group
  • Toy trucks and cars: ambulance, police cars, fire truck, helicopter, plane
  • Doctor play kits and accessories: Surgical caps, stethoscopes, surgical scrubs, rubber gloves, Band-Aids, Fisher-Price medical sets, blood pressure kits
  • Volunteer baker to make homemade treats
  • “Thinking of You” small gifts for moms and dads (travel-sized hand creams, bubble bath, body spray, etc.)

Make a contribution

EDMARC is a non-profit organization. Just a small portion of health care services are reimbursed by insurance. Other services are paid for through donated funds, EDMARC is a United Way agency and receives support through Combined Campaigns. However, since 90% of our funds come from donations we encourage and welcome your individual and group contributions. Memorial gifts and honorariums are also welcomed and all gifts are tax deductible.

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