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Cox Charities Awards $5,000 Grant to Solari Hospice Foundation

Published on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 (3:20 p.m.)

Las Vegas, Nev. – March 5, 2013 – Solari Hospice Foundation is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Cox Charities, which will go to help fund its Spring 2013 Camp Solari for grieving children and families who live in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area. The next Camp Solari is set for May 3-5, 2013, at Mount Charleston Lodge and is free to all participants.

“Everyone at Solari Hospice Foundation – from our counseling staff to our campers – is appreciative to be chosen as a ‘Rockstar’ by Cox Charities this year,” says Gary W. Polsky, founder and president, Solari Hospice Foundation. “We want to publicly thank the 1,300 employees of Cox Communications in Las Vegas for making this grant possible and for their continuous generosity to the community.”

In total, Cox Charities awarded $150,000 in grants for 2012-2013 to 35 local non-profit organizations that support Southern Nevada’s children, families and/or education, including programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.

Cox Charities is funded primarily by Cox employee contributions and a variety of fundraisers, including an annual Cox Employee Golf Tournament. A committee, comprised entirely of Cox employees, reviews all grant applications and selects the recipients. The Cox Charities Advisory Board, also employee-led, approves the grants and awards the monies.

“We recognize and applaud the tremendous efforts that Solari Hospice Foundation has made in improving the lives of those you serve,” notes Steve Schorr, vice president, Public/Government Affairs, Cox Communications. “Cox Communications is proud to be a part of Southern Nevada and collaborate with United Way to support organizations that make our community a better place for us all. Thank you for making a difference!”

Since 2007, Cox Charities has awarded nearly $750,000 to local organizations. This is the first year that Solari Hospice Foundation has been recognized.

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Solari Hospice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2002 to support children and families facing complex end-of-life issues. The Foundation provides education and bereavement support so young survivors can move forward with joy and hope, while continuing to honor the memories of those they have lost. For the past decade, the Foundation has realized this vision through an innovative bereavement camp, called Camp Solari, which provides professional grief counseling in a fun, relaxing and healing atmosphere. For more information about Solari Hospice Foundation, visit www.solarihospicefoundation.org, follow @CampSolari on Twitter, or “like” Solari Hospice Foundation on Facebook.

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