Working Together to Keep Kids Safe!

The Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) collaborated with AAA Michigan and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to hold a child booster seat education and distribution event at Samuel Gompers Elementary-Middle School on October 2, 2014.  The afternoon was all about child passenger safety and included a car and booster seat safety education session led by KIPP staff and the distribution of 110 car booster seats.  Parents and caregivers at the event learned the importance of utilizing seatbelts, properly selecting and installing booster seats and the state laws surrounding the use of car and booster seats.

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Racing For A Reason!

On Sunday, September 7, the Michigan Midget Racing Association held their 16th Annual Checkers for Children’s Fundraiser. This FUN – raiser allowed young race car drivers and event attendees the opportunity to help raise money for neurological research at Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC.  The racers and their parents where excited to have neurologist Dr. Mahbubul Huq in attendance so that they could present him a check for $3,500

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Thank You For Your Support CDUPA!

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Earlier this month the Caterpillar Dealers Used Parts Association (CDUPA) held their 2014 convention right here in Detroit. As part of the convention festivities a charity auction dinner was held on September 8th at the Athenium Suite Hotel, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. At the end of the evening almost $9,000 had been raised to support the health and wellness of children!

Thank you to all who attended

~ Kate K.

Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., Inc. Donates $15,000!

The employees and vendors at Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., Inc. of Rochester Hills,  MI hosted their annual charity golf outing on Saturday, September 6th.  Everyone enjoyed a great day on the golf course, but the real fun came when Robert Schulte, President & CEO, presented a check to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation for $15,000, which exceeded their goal by $5,000!

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Local Girl Scout Donates Almost 1,000 Coloring Packets!

When 14-year-old Lisa McCabe decided to work towards her Silver Girl Scout Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, she knew she wanted to do something that was going to make an impact on other children.  After doing some research, Lisa chose to create coloring packets for patients at Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC.  While Lisa spearheaded the project, spending almost 50 hours dedicated to it, she also received some much appreciated support and help from her family and friends.

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Racing for Kids Continues to Rev Up Smiles

On August 27th, Formula Drift Champion Driver, Vaughn Gittin, Jr., came to visit the patients at Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC with a RTR Drift Team FOr Mustang!  Patients had the opportunity to meet the driver, pose for photos, get autographs and see his Mustang up close and personal.  It was great afternoon and many smiles were spread throughout Children’s.

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Madison Melts our Hearts with Her Donation

When Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC patient, Madison DeNoyer, was planning her 6th birthday party, she decided she wanted to ask her friends to bring a small donation, in place of gifts, for her party.  Having been a urology patient at Children’s since she was 1 ½, Madison understood the impact of donations. “I wanted to do something that would help other children who visit the hospital feel better,” shared Madison.

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Partner for Children’s Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2015

Contact:
Leslie Fleming, Director of Communications and AnnualGiving
313-745-1933
Leslie.Fleming@chmfoundation.org

Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) Foundation is teaming up with the Detroit Tigers to present the 13th Annual Children’s Health Day at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds game Tuesday, June 16 at 7:08 p.m. at Comerica Park. Children’s Health Day provides an opportunity for a group of Children’s Hospital of Michigan patients and their families to enjoy a Tiger game.

Bright Side Dental will partner with the CHM Foundation to send 250 deserving Children’s Hospital of Michigan patients and family members to the June 16th game.  Addison Eatery of Detroit is also helping to support this event.

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Media Alert

MICHIGAN NATIVE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR READ FROM THEIR KOHL’S CARES MERCHANDISE COLLECTION TO PATIENTS AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN

Duo will bring stories to life for young patients at reading event
 
WHAT: Books from the latest Kohl’s Caresâ collection will be read to brighten the day of children receiving care at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Ann Arbor natives and award-winning author/illustrator team Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead will share their Kohl’s Cares books.  Each child will receive a new Kohl’s Cares book and plush toy to make their hospital stay feel more like home.

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Help Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2015

Contact:
Leslie Fleming, Director of Communications and Annual Giving
313-745-193
Leslie.Fleming@chmfoundation.org
  
During 2013, 15 of every 1,000 children in Michigan were abused by adults—higher than the national average, according to an analysis of government data by the national Annie E. Casey Foundation.  In Detroit the rate was 19 per 1,000 children.   Not only do these children suffer while they’re young but many face significant challenges later in life due to their abuse.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation encourages donations for research and programs to help prevent abuse and to provide special treatment for those who have been hurt.  The Foundation funded research proving that many so-called accidental burns with irons are actually intentional.  Emergency facilities worldwide see many children and toddlers with burn marks shaped like an iron and adults often claim that an iron fell on the child accidentally when he or she pulled out the cord.  Children’s Hospital of Michigan research demonstrated that this is virtually impossible and that evidence is now used by emergency rooms to identify child abuse.

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