On average, children with cancer will spend 1,000 days undergoing treatment. Knowing this can be a scary and difficult time for young patients, Aflac partnered with Sproutel to develop "My Special Aflac Duck." The duck is designed to be a comfort and help children share their emotions. The robotic companion recently earned SXSW's People Choice Award in the Robotics & Hardware category in addition to previous accolades from TIME Magazine and Engadget.
When Joseph Lubega, M.D., returned to Uganda in 2016 to care for children with cancer, the grim reality was that up to 90 percent of them would not survive. Inadequate health care and a severe lack of specialists meant that proper diagnosis, treatment and care were simply out of reach.
Expanded Program Will Also Increase the Number of Disney Wishes Granted Each Year
HOUSTON and BURBANK, Calif., March 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ –Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, today announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources, including cash, products and services, to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. This initiative will roll out over five years, expanding the Company’s rich legacy of supporting children’s hospitals, which dates back to Walt Disney.
Republic Services Minnesota employees were honored and humbled to present a donation check and educational recycling coloring books to @childrensmn in support of the organizations Cancer Kids Fund. #Community
BJ’s and Boston Children’s Hospital reach half-way point to Blood Donor Challenge
WESTBOROUGH, Ma. September 21, 2016 - BJ’s Wholesale Club is at the half-way point to helping Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) increase its registered donor base by 5,000 through the end of this year. Since March, more than 2,500 Massachusetts residents have registered as a blood donor through Boston Children’s Hospital – Bloodmobile drives, including stops at BJ’s Wholesale Club locations.
With 24 home runs and a .315 batting average, David Ortiz’s booming bat doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in his farewell season, nor does his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund – a legacy of giving that will last long beyond his retirement.
In February 2005, Ortiz visited children at the CEDIMAT Hospital in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Overwhelmed by the experience, Ortiz created the DOCF as a way to be proactive in the effort to support healthcare for children.
Pediatric patients can go back to school with innovative telepresence robots
LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ Starlight Children's Foundation and Astellas USA Foundation are partnering to advance children's health and education through technology with the placement of a new VGo robot at Los Angeles Country + USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Patients, staff and representatives from Astellas USA Foundation and Starlight gathered at the facility today to officially unveil and demonstrate the new technology.
BJ’s Wholesale Club and Boston Children’s Hospital Launch Blood Donor Challenge
Westborough, Ma., March 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – With the warm days of spring around the corner, now is the time of year people reflect on ways they can grow their support of the community. BJ’s Wholesale Club is challenging the Bay State to help increase the Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) registered donor base by 5,000 donors through the end of 2016. Anyone in the Commonwealth can join BJ’s and BCH in raising awareness of the significant role blood donation plays in pediatric care by registering as a blood donor.