The two organizations partnered to give 2,000 copies of Beamer Visits the Emergency Room, the first book in the Beamer Book Series™, to Inova to give to children who are spending the holidays in the hospital.
The children also received stuffed "Beamer dogs," all thanks to a generous $50,000 donation from the Greenbrier Resort. The donation is part of the Greenbrier Resort’s Dream Tree efforts.
“Last year’s Dream Tree was such an amazing success that we knew we had to do it even bigger and better this year,” said Jim Justice, owner of the Greenbrier, in a news release. “We believe that giving back to our community goes to the core of what The Greenbrier represents and is in keeping with our rich history.”
The book, Beamer Visits the Emergency Room, by Cindy Chambers, was written in hopes of making visiting the hospital a little less scary for children. In the book, Beamer meets some very kind professionals on his visit to the emergency room, including Dr. Poochio, who becomes his mentor and friend.
In real life, at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Dr. Edward Puccio is the medical director of the Emergency Department and Beamer is a therapy dog who often visits children in Inova hospitals.
Net proceeds from the sale of Beamer Book Series™ go the Inova Health Foundation and other charities.