06/02/2006

100 to Ride for Rosenbaum Family House

Ohio Motorcyclists Raise Funds for WVU Hospitals’ Patient Residence

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Bruce Carpenter Memorial Poker Ride will bring 100 motorcycle riders from Marietta, Ohio, to Morgantown and back Sunday (June 4) to raise funds for Rosenbaum Family House at West Virginia University Hospitals.

The event was organized by Freda Carpenter of Little Hocking, Ohio, in honor of her late husband. She stayed at Rosenbaum Family House while he was being treated in the hospital.

The Carpenters were among the hundreds of out-of-town patients and families who benefit from the availability of a comfortable place to stay near the hospital.

The motorcycle riders will arrive in the hospital parking lots shortly after noon, and will take a break from their ride for lunch and tours of the house.

The four-story building is located on the WVU Health Sciences Center campus and connects directly into Ruby Memorial Hospital for easy access to medical care. Its 26 hotel-style guest rooms and laundry facilities provide the privacy and conveniences of home. Two common kitchen areas are fully equipped with appliances and cooking and eating utensils. Lounges provide a comfortable relaxation space with access to books, puzzles, videos, and games for family enjoyment. 
         

Rosenbaum Family House offers programs designed to provide spiritual and emotional support. For many families facing a medical crisis, this is as important as having an affordable place to stay. More than 30 volunteers and community organizations offer meals, support groups, prayer services, music therapy and other activities that make Rosenbaum Family House a home away from home.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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