Families and Children Invited to Children's Hospital Health Fair
February 03, 2004
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 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 http://www.seattlechildrens.org.