I’m participating in the Extra-Life fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network this year! I will be putting in my 25 hours between Dec. 14 and 15! I’m in the process of gathering donations right now, so if you would like to support my team and I in raising money for Children’s Hospitals then head on over to my page:
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If you would like more information about my team:
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If you would like to learn more about Extra-Life:
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Thank you everyone for your generosity and time!
Today, Microsoft Canada through its partnership with Children’s Miracle Network, launched the Child Life Interactive Computers for Kids (CLICK) program at SickKids. Designed to improve the patient experience through the power of play and connectivity to the outside world, CLICK aims to create a sense of normalcy for children who experience hospitalizations for any length of time.
CLICK gives hospitalized children access to technology, providing them with a distraction and therapeutic outlet while reducing anxiety and stress. The program encourages youth to stay connected and feel empowered while making technology accessible for patients and families at the hospital.
The CLICK program will equip SickKids with a range of products including tablets, gaming consoles and laptops.
To ensure there is a therapeutic value to the technology available, Microsoft Canada will also fund a Child Life Specialist to design individual and group programming opportunities tailored to the needs of children and teens in hospital and to teach the children and their parents how to use it effectively.
Allison, a child life specialist at SickKids, shared a speech at the launch that described the day-to-day benefits of Microsoft’s generous donation. Here is a portion:
“On behalf of the child life department and the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Child and Family Centred Care, we would like to thank Microsoft for providing us with CLICK. This is a highly anticipated program that will offer a therapeutic, fun and unique experience for patients and families.
For a child in the hospital, the use of technology can be very therapeutic as it allows them to connect with the outside world. With the equipment we have and will be able to purchase over the next three years, we will be able to offer leading, innovative programming. The equipment will enhance our weekly teen nights in Marnie’s Lounge. We will be able to offer weekly group gaming sessions where patients can meet and interact with other peers in the hospital to play the newest apps and Xbox One games and, most importantly, have fun! The use of tablets is an especially exciting new addition to our technology library. The tablets will allow patients to access their social networks, complete homework assignments, access educational or medical information as needed and connect via video with friends and family from their hospital bed.
As a child life specialist, the tablet will become part of our clinical toolkit. It will provide a world of opportunities to prepare, distract and help children cope with their hospital experiences. So, on behalf of everyone at SickKids, thank you Microsoft. Your generous donation will make a significant impact on the lives of children and families here as they journey through their hospital experience.”
I didn’t make a P4A video, but I figured I’d share one of my favorite charities anyway. Children’s Miracle Network is a foundation that puts money towards pediatric cancer treatment (just like TSWGO!). I am currently raising money for them through BuckeyeThon, a dance marathon I’ll be participating in this February. I’d appreciate every donation (especially those made through this page), no matter how small!!
P.S. All donations are tax deductible! Yay!
Hello friends and followers!
So I must admit that I get really awkward when it comes to asking people for money (who doesn’t?), and it’s no less awkward doing it online…so I’m giving it my best!
My friends and I are spearheading this really cool event at our university called Dance MaryTHON, benefiting Children’s National Health System here in D.C. Dance Marathon fundraising events are a growing tradition nationwide, at many universities and high schools- all to benefit their local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
And let’s just take a minute to REALLY appreciate Children’s National (and other Network hospitals) and what they do. The care they provide to local kids is amazing, and it’s all targeted just for kids, to make living in a hospital the most fun it can be. All funds collected go directly to Children’s Miracle Network. Just by donating $5, you’re already helping to improve the lives of the millions of children that this network is able to service nationwide. It’s actually really incredible if you think about it.
So if you’re looking to do something amazing today, would you consider donating to Children’s Miracle Network?
There’s also this nifty link with some cool statistics about how many kids this organization is able to help: Nifty Facts
Hello all! The time is getting closer to Georgia College’s Dance Marathon supporting Children’s Miracle Network! I am very excited to participate and "Get Animated For The Kids!" I definitely need some donations in order to participate! Each participant has a goal of $55 to reach. I hate asking for donations but this is such a good cause to donate to! Donating is safe and super easy, please take the time to donate anything you can. I know $55 seems like a lot of money but if you could all just donate $5-$10 or even $15-$20 that would help me out so much! If you have any trouble with the link please inbox me and I will help in any way I can!
So excited that this event is finally coming together! Though disorganized at first, and sometimes stressful, it’s been a blast planning! It’ll be a great time, and we get to meet Tanner, a young boy who’s family is directly benefited by our event!
We dance for every child who’s sick, we dance for Tanner, we dance FTK! For The Kids!
Now I just need to get you know who to come and dance with me… :)
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On this day - 28th January 1958
Marilyn Monroe attends a fashion show at the Waldorf Astoria, for the March of Dimes to help children affected by poliomyelitis.
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