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Children's Hospital Helps Young Patients Celebrate America's Birthday with Happy Hats Day

June 03, 2002

National Happy Hats Day

WHAT: National Happy Hats Day
California hat designer and founder of Happy Hats for Kids will donate hand-made hats to help bring smiles to children’s faces

WHERE: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Meet at the Airplane Entrance at 9:30 a.m. (Please park in Lot 4)

WHEN: July 3rd, 2002
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

WHY: In hopes of bringing smiles to sick children throughout the Fourth of July week, Children’s Hospital will participate in Happy Hats Day. On this day, young patients, their families, and hospital staff will receive red, white and blue felt stovepipe hats designed by California hat designer Sheri Schrier. The nationwide event is taking place in hospitals in all 50 states during the week of July 4th.

WHO: Happy Hats for Kids is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring big smiles and happiness to hospitalized children with cancer, AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The gift of a fun, colorful hat helps to raise the spirits and self esteem of young patients by creating joy and laughter throughout the hospital. Happy Hats was founded in 1991 by hat designer Sheri Schrier after the loss of her younger brother, father and grandmother to cancer. Seeing first-hand the physical and emotional trauma caused by chemotherapy and other treatments, Schrier decided to use her own creative talents to make a powerful difference by changing a child’s focus from pain to joy.

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit

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