Stamp Dedication at Children's Focuses on Child Health Awareness

Dedication of Child Health postage stamp and honorary ceremony for Treuman Katz, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital.

Dedication of Child Health postage stamp and honorary ceremony for Treuman Katz, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital.

OIC, Ron Kusunose; Treuman Katz, President & CEO of Childrens Hospital & Regional Medical Center

September 8, 2005 at 2:15PM

Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98105 in the Wright Auditorium

The US Postal Service is continuing its tradition of drawing attention to important public issues by promoting children’s health. The Child Health social awareness postage stamp will be issued nationwide on September 7, 2005.

A major part of children’s health care is prevention and all children deserve adequate health care. Diseases of adulthood, such as diabetes and hypertension, often start in childhood. This ceremony brings awareness to and promotes the idea that keeping children well means caring for the future.

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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