Operation Stardust

Operation Stardust

UnityPoint Health – Meriter is now collecting blank greeting and holiday cards for Operation Stardust, which gives people the opportunity to write legacy messages for family and friends.

"Meriter is proud to partner with Operation Stardust to help families retain a strong bond, even after a loved one's passing," said Foundation President Marilyn Rhodes. "These cards will allow those we've lost to remain part of all of life's important moments."

Through Operation Stardust, we will collect and distribute blank cards to palliative care patients and patients with limited mobility and/or communication opportunities, who can write messages for loved ones to read on special occasions in the future, whether it's a birthday, holiday or other special life event. The organization was inspired by Madison-area resident Heather McManamy, who, while fighting breast cancer, wrote a series of greeting cards to celebrate her daughter's future milestones.

Learn more at the Operation Stardust Website.