Families and Children Invited to Children's Hospital Health Fair
Seattle, Wash.: This Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., families and children ages 3-10 are invited to attend Children's Hospital Health Fair to help celebrate the finale of this year's One Big KISS for Children's Hospital Radiothon.
Seattle, Wash.: This Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., families and children ages 3-10 are invited to attend Children's Hospital Health Fair to help celebrate the finale of this year's One Big KISS for Children's Hospital Radiothon. Last year, the Radiothon raised more than $800,000 to support the construction of Children's new Janet Sinegal Patient Care Building.
As part of Children's commitment to community health education, Children's Hospital Health Fair is a free, "hands on" event where families and children learn about hospitals, health care, and staying safe and healthy through lots of fun activities.
Children are invited to bring a doll or bear in for a "check-up" at the Teddy Bear Clinic, climb inside an ambulance, learn about healthy eating, and purchase and get fitted in a bicycle helmet (on sale for $5.00 – wearer must be present to purchase).
Children and families can take tours to see what it's like in a real operating and recovery room and perform "appendectomy" procedures in the department of Surgery. In the department of Radiology, visitors can learn how MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) exams are done. As an added bonus, the Tooth Fairy will make an appearance to promote good oral health.
This year's Children's Hospital Health Fair sponsor is the John L. Scott Foundation. For general questions about Children's Hospital Health Fair, call Reema Rafii, Health Educator, at 206-987-5724. Media inquiries should be directed to Amy MacIver, Media Relations, at 206-987-5210.
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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