On July 1, 2015, five employees of SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, visited Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and viewed new patient room signage recognizing SPX’s contribution of over $50,000 towards pediatric cancer care at the region’s leading pediatric medical center. The funds were raised in part during “Tee Off for Cancer,” the first annual charity golf tournament held by SPX Cooling Technologies in August 2014.
Megan Day, Corporate Engagement Representative at Children’s Mercy hosted the SPX guests, providing a tour of the HEM-ONC department where one patient room includes signage recognizing SPX Cooling Technologies and Marley® Cooling Towers. Wendy McClennan, Nurse Practitioner, who leads the “Survive and Thrive” program for pediatric cancer survivors at the hospital, provided insights about the success of the cancer treatment program, which cares for patients through age twenty-one. Wendy also provided a glimpse of two unique areas of the oncology treatment wing, the Parents Lounge and Teens Recreation Room, designed to provide comfortable respites from the realities of long-term hospital confinement.