U.S. Olympian Helps Celebrate Opening of Peter Pan Birthday Club

The new Peter Pan Birthday Club is a fun, easy way for kids to learn about volunteerism by helping other kids.

A special 14th birthday party for Children’s patient Brianna Oas to kick off the hospital’s new volunteer-run Peter Pan Birthday Club, a program to teach kids about philanthropy.

Friday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.

Broadway actress and two-time Olympian, Cathy Rigby
Children’s Hospital patient Brianna Oas
Brianna’s family, friends and caregivers

Children’s Hospital Board Room
4800 Sand Point Way N.E. Seattle, WA
Meet at Train Entrance

The new Peter Pan Birthday Club is a fun, easy way for kids to learn about volunteerism by helping other kids. By asking birthday party guests to make donations to the hospital rather than bring presents, club members help support the hospital’s injury prevention programs. Youngsters are also invited to tour the hospital to see first-hand how they are helping. Poulsbo resident Brianna Oas, who has cystic fibrosis, has been coming to Children’s Hospital for care since 1993. She is the honorary charter member of the Peter Pan Birthday Club.

The Peter Pan Birthday Club was founded in 1998 at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London, where Sir James Barrie willed the rights to his story Peter Pan. The international Peter Pan Children’s Fund gave Seattle Children’s a gift to start the Peter Pan Birthday Club endowment to support childhood injury and illness prevention.

Former U.S. Olympian Cathy Rigby, star of the hit Broadway musical Peter Pan, is a long-time supporter of children’s issues. She serves as the national spokesperson for the Peter Pan Birthday Club.

To join the Peter Pan Birthday club, call 206/528-2777 or email CHPPBC @hotmail.com.

As both a community hospital for greater Seattle and the pediatric referral center for the Pacific Northwest, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center provides directly or in partnership with others, excellent pediatric care, education and research programs. Children’s is an advocate on behalf of health care needs of children at local, state and national levels. Children’s provides health care appropriate for the special needs of children regardless of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance is provided based upon family need and hospital resources.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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