Young Friends of Mercy
Young Friends of Mercy is a group of leaders, ages 40 years and younger, who are passionate about giving back to their community by raising funds for Mercy Health Foundation to support initiatives that directly impact patient care at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
Young Friends is excited to support Mercy’s Child Life Program. Child Life specialists help infants, children, youth and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury, trauma, disability, loss or bereavement during their hospital stays. For kids who spend time at Mercy, whether it’s a long stay or a visit to the ER, our Child Life Program makes a world of difference. It takes more than medicine to heal a child. It’s through play and fun activities that our specialists help the healing process for our youngest patients. This service is not reimbursed by insurance and is funded through philanthropy.