Dad's Night Out a Hit
Annual Fragile Footprints Dads’ Night Out at Fenway Park a Hit
Every September, Fragile Footprints, a Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth/Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care program that provides services to families and children who have a life-threatening, progressive or irreversible disease or condition, hosts a night out at Fenway Park with dads of children in the program. September 3, 2019 marked Fragile Footprints’ second annual “Dads Night Out” when the Boston Red Sox took on the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. More than 12 dads brought their friend or family member to the game to share a fun, memorable night out.
Fragile Footprints Program Director Michael Banville says that he appreciates that the program focuses on the family members as well as the children, but “coming from a background of not working with children makes this experience even more powerful because there’s no better feeling than helping a child.”
BID-Plymouth’s Fragile Footprints has a specially trained team of pediatricians, nurses, social workers, child-life specialists, volunteers, and spiritual care and complementary therapy practitioners that help to enhance the quality of life for the child and their family by minimizing suffering, optimizing function, and providing opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
Seeking Volunteers Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers for Hospice and Fragile Footprints. The Cranberry Hospice team and families rely on the dedication and commitment of its volunteers to provide the extra care and open hearts that they bring with them on each visit and every phone call.
Training takes place at Cranberry Hospice & Palliative Care, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. Interested residents should contact Karen Foster, volunteer coordinator, at 508-210-5956 to make an appointment for an interview prior to the start of the training.