Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Documentary Funded by New York Life Foundation Wins Emmy
A film that takes a profound look at how death and grief affect children has been awarded the 2014 Emmy® for outstanding children’s programming. “ONE LAST HUG: Three Days at Grief Camp,” offers an intimate portrayal of The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin®, where grieving children find comfort, hope and healing to deal with their pain.
Former World Series Champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, founded Camp Erin in 2002 after meeting 15-year-old terminally ill cancer patient Erin Metcalf, who was worried about the family she was leaving behind.
“We are so grateful to the Academy for this honor,” said Karen Moyer. “We believe no child should grieve alone, and our goal is to make it possible for more kids to find comfort and begin healing at Camp Erin.”
With support from the New York Life Foundation as well as other foundations, corporations and individuals, The Moyer Foundation now has 43 Camp Erin locations across the country, including one in every Major League Baseball city, making it the nation’s largest network of free bereavement camps.
The New York Life Foundation began focusing on childhood bereavement in 2008 and since then, it has committed more than $20 million to the cause....