Roughnecks Motorcycle Club President Acey Taylor (left) presented Cathy Altman, development manager for Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, with a check for $1,550.
The club raised the funds recently to support the hospice’s Camp Happy Hearts by hosting a poker run. Camp Happy Hearts is a program of the hospice’s bereavement services and is a day-long camp for children who have lost a loved one.
Activities at last year’s camp included horseback riding, inflatable slides and an obstacle course, as well as an educational talk given by a retired government geologist on rocks, fossils and dinosaurs. Campers also participated in crafts, and a brief memorial service, called Bubbles to Heaven, gave children a moment to send their thoughts and prayers to heaven in bubbles in memory of their loved ones. Lunch was provided as well as a take-home fossil.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care is the oldest community-based, nonprofit hospice in Horry County and also serves Georgetown and Marion counties. For more information, call 848-6480 or visit www.mercyhospice.org.