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Published on January 19, 2015

Altru Health Foundation to Participate in Giving Hearts Day 2015

Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND – Altru Health Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fund raising event on February 12. Donations of $10 or more made to Altru Health Foundation at on this day will be matched up to $5,000, courtesy of Dakota Medical Foundation. All proceeds raised will benefit Altru’s Camp Good Mourning, a grief camp for kids and teens.

“Camp Good Mourning is 100 percent funded through the generosity of our communities, so I’m thrilled it has been chosen as the beneficiary for Giving Hearts Day,” says Sue Mairs, camp director of Altru’s Camp Good Mourning. “Every year at camp we’re able to help around 50 kids and teens cope with the grief of losing a loved one. Each generous gift goes a long way in supporting our mission.” 

Altru’s Camp Good Mourning is a three day grief camp held annually in June at Park River Bible Camp. Gifts help cover the costs of running the camp, including lodging, meals, therapeutic activities, and camp scholarships for kids and teens whose those who are financially eligible. No child is ever turned away from camp because a family can’t afford it.

To help support grieving kids and teens throughout the region, go to on February 12 and donate to Altru Health Foundation.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $450 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.