Day of Rock benefits Healing Patch

The planning team for the second annual Patched Together: A Day of Rock formally presented a check for $8,152 raised to benefit Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families.

The second annual concert was held in October with live music, games and family fun.

Planning team members include Danielle Wolfe, Rebecca Keefe, Missy Tonkin, Robin Kutchman, Kent Tonkin, Brigid Sheedy, Bob McGarvey, Helen Wagner, James Gerraughty, Nicole Gampe, Jordanna Gerraughty, Gabrielle Cronin, Monica Klatt, Ian Shoemaker, Matthew McCaulley, Benjamin Mazur, Sherry Danlla-Hayford, Harold Hayford, Michelle Gailey, Jim Price, Tim Knob, Trez Knob, Meghann Elliott, Anne Musser, Sue LeCrone, Brenda Guzic, Jen Irvin, Crystal Hritz, Judy Ference, Aaron Gindlesperger, Holly Miller and Suzanne Pahach.

“The Healing Patch program and the Home Nursing Agency are honored and humbled by the generous contribution from the Patched Together Committee,” said Kim Kranz, Home Nursing Agency vice president of hospice and palliative care.

“This unbelievably dedicated committee contributed countless hours of talent and work for a cause they are passionate about. We thank each of you for making a difference in the lives of our grieving families through The Healing Patch.”

The Healing Patch provides peer mentoring and support services to children and families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Founded in 2006, The Healing Patch is supported by individual and community donations, local grants and fundraisers, and is staffed by volunteers.

The services are provided free of charge to any child and their family. Centers in Blair and Cambria counties serve families from throughout the region.

The Healing Patch provides a safe place for children to voice their grief and participate in activities with their peers who have suffered similar losses.

For more information about The Healing Patch, including how to enroll for services or become a volunteer, call Home Nursing Agency at 800-445-6262 or visit