The Fundraising Page of Linda OBrien
A Message From Linda OBrien
In 1924, Nurses House began when Emily Bourne left $300,000 in her will, stipulating that it be used to provide a place where nurses, ill or exhausted, could come to rest between cases. Although she wasn't a nurse, Mrs. Bourne thought highly of nurses. With the money, a stately, beach-front mansion was purchased. The house could hold up to 60 residents at any given time.
Nurses House was often filled to capacity during the busy summer months, as accommodations were peaceful, restful and provided privacy. Nurses who came to rest were referred to as “guests,” and this term is still used today. Meals were said to be outstanding, enjoyed by all the guests during group dining.
Nearly four decades later, as a result of changing socio-economic times, the governing body of Nurses House realized that nurses really needed short-term financial assistance to get back on their feet in their own communities. In 1959, the Bourne home was sold to create a fund, the only national charitable foundation dedicated to helping nurses in need.
Though Nurses House is no longer a physical place of respite, it continues to meet Bourne’s mission of helping nurses when they need it most.
About This Campaign
Simply register online here by clicking "Participate." Once you register you will receive a unique link to share with your friends, family and colleagues via email and social media.
If you prefer to participate offline, contact Stephanie Dague at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-456-7858 x127 for a pledge form. Then simply collect donations between now and Sept 16 and bring the form and all donations with you to the walk.
All participants are asked to meet us in the lobby of the Albany Hilton between 6:30-6:45 am on Sept 16. The walk will begin at 7am sharp. The 1 mile walk will take us approximately 40-45 minutes. We will walk down State Street, Broadway and then down Maiden Lane and over the Hudson River Walkway to the Corning Preserve and back.
Make sure to set your personal fundraising goal high because the top three fundraisers (top three amounts raised) will receive a prize after the walk!!