Kids Struggling With Cancer Need a Hero Like You!

Over the past several decades, five-year pediatric cancer survival rates have increased significantly. But current data show Hispanic and black children and adolescents have poorer five-year survival rates than their white peers.

This is why we need your help. Your donation to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation will allow for important trials and research, giving children a far better chance of beating the odds.

This research will provide critical insights into the tumor biology of minority children, which will be key to developing innovative therapies. It will also help identify barriers that prevent minority and underprivileged patients from accessing cutting-edge technology in the cancer field.

Is There Anything I Can Do?
If you are moved to help a child in need, know that your thoughtfulness will be remembered for a lifetime. Your generous gift is the perfect way to express your compassion and support.
By funding research, you are giving EVERY child hope for a cure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crain’s Detroit Business Names Two Foundation Employees ‘Notable Women’

Jill Nelson
Director of Marketing and Communications, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Recent education: Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Cincinnati

Jill Nelson’s ability to maintain a positive attitude makes her “an outstanding ambassador” for the public grantmaking charity. That attitude also makes her workplace more productive.

“Jill is not only a talented communications professional, but she is an absolute pleasure to work with every day. … Her attitude is a game changer,” said Larry Burns, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Nelson, who is primary liaison between Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, DMC Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Michigan and other partners, was promoted to her current position last year.

Nelson led efforts to increase awareness of the foundation through myriad initiatives including print; broadcast, such as its Caring for Kids radio show; billboards at Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena; and interactive media on its website. She also spearheaded a campaign to create a new logo and brand for the foundation separate from Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Nelson helped develop partnerships with sports teams, including the “Little Champion of the Game” program that recognizes youth who have overcome various obstacles and raises awareness of the foundation.

In addition, Nelson, a member of Women in Communications, Michigan Health and Hospital Association and Detroit Economic Club’s Young Leaders, holds informal mentoring sessions with high school and college students exploring career paths.

Therese Quattrociocchi-Longe
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Education: Master of Science of Biology, Oakland University

A former research scientist, Therese Quattrociocchi-Longe brings a unique perspective to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

She was integral in the process of helping the foundation become independent of Children’s Hospital and assisted in developing a robust grant award process. She also was part of a team to identify three pillars of the nonprofit’s fundraising and grantmaking efforts. Those include pediatric research, community benefit and medical education. In addition, Quattrociocchi-Longe was key to ascertaining the foundation’s current focus on nutritional wellness, injury prevention, abuse and neglect, mental health and oncology and cardiology research.

“I admire Therese’s passion for and dedication to the mission of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, as well as her research background and attention to detail. Particularly in the complex field of behavioral health, the foundation and the Grants Committee has come to rely on her expertise and insights to help guide our work,” said Terry Gardner, COO of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

With direction from Quattrociocchi-Longe, the foundation has met or exceeded fundraising goals by raising $1.8 million to $3.6 million each year and distributed $48 million to positively impact the health of children and families.

In addition to her work with the foundation, Quattrociocchi-Longe is a member of the Michigan Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Council of Michigan Foundations and chair of the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board.

RED WINGS ANNOUNCE KEN DANIELS & MICKEY REDMOND BOBBLEHEAD NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN LITTLE CAESARS

For Immediate Release – December 04, 2018

Contact: Alex DiFilippo, Communications Professional

(313) 471-7531 office; (989) 980-4324 cell

RED WINGS ANNOUNCE KEN DANIELS & MICKEY REDMOND BOBBLEHEAD NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN
LITTLE CAESARS ARENA TEAM STORE

Fans Can Purchase Talking Bobblehead for $45 with a Portion of the Proceeds Benefiting the Jamie Daniels Foundation

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond talking bobbleheads are now on sale in the Little Caesars Arena Team Store. Fans can purchase an unsigned bobblehead for $45, or a bobblehead signed by Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond for $65, while supplies last.

The special-edition bobbleheads were established to celebrate the life of Ken Daniels’ son, Jamie, who lost his life too early due to an accidental drug overdose. As part of the Red Wings’ Hockeytown Cares community impact platform, the team has joined together with the Jamie Daniels Foundation and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to honor Jamie Daniels and promote awareness of the opioid epidemic with the limited-edition bobblehead, presented by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Proceeds from each bobblehead purchased to benefit the Jamie Daniels Foundation.

The Jamie Daniels Foundation was established by FOX Sports Detroit play-by-play broadcaster Ken Daniels and his family in honor of his late son, Jamie, to provide education, resources, guidance, and financial support to people battling drug addiction so lives can be saved and healing can be created within families. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of children and families. With an area of focus on mental health, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is collaborating with the Jamie Daniels Foundation to lead children and families on a path to a happier, healthier future. To donate to the Jamie Daniels Foundation, visit www.jamiedanielsfoundation.org.

The Little Caesars Arena Team Store is open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Team Store is also open to ticketed guests during Red Wings and Pistons games. Hours may vary based on the events schedule.

Fans can also purchase the limited-edition bobblehead by phone during regular store hours by calling 313-462-8418. Shipping and handling fees apply on all phone orders.

For additional information on the Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond bobblehead, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com/JamieDanielsFoundation.

About the Jamie Daniels Foundation:

Established in 2018, the Jamie Daniels Foundation was created in honor of Jamie Daniels who tragically lost his life to an overdose at age 23 while receiving treatment for addiction. The Jamie Daniels Foundation joined forces with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to support individuals and families who are struggling with addiction by providing the education, resources, professional guidance, and financial support they need to make recovery possible because one life lost to addiction is one life too many. Learn more at www.jamiedanielsfoundation.org.

About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan: www.childrensdmc.org

For over 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialty services, the hospital draws patients from nearly every Michigan County, 39 additional states, and 22 countries, annually and provides the highest level of pediatric specialty care available for children.  It is ranked as one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state.

About Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation:

Established in 2003, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through fundraising, grant-making and advocacy the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.  Since 2011, it has provided more than 50 million dollars in grant funding.  Current areas of focus for the Foundation include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention. Learn more at www.CHMFoundation.org.

About Hockeytown Cares:
Hockeytown Cares serves as the Detroit Red Wings’ official platform to create positive change across Michigan. In partnership with fans, key stakeholders and colleagues, the team leverages the power of hockey to provide innovative support focused on community investment and youth development. As part of Hockeytown Cares, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation continues to raise funds and resources in support of the growth of hockey within our community. To learn more about Hockeytown Cares, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com/Community.

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Healing Kids Foundation – Super Hero Dash 2018!

On September 22nd, Tonya Klein, founder of the Healing Kids Foundation, and wife of Dr. Justin Klein, held her first annual event to benefit pediatric burn victims at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The Super Hero Dash was held at Bloomfield Hunt Club and had over 150 attendees and 20 volunteers.

The family-friendly event featured a superhero food truck, inflatable bounce houses, entertainment and more. The proceeds from the event will help Children’s Hospital of Michigan burn survivors and their families through their healing process and beyond.

Margaret Johnson, Physical Therapist for the burn unit at CHM expressed gratitude for the event and its importance for CHM patients.

“Being a pediatric burn physical therapist is one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs I can imagine. We work with children and their families during what is most often the hardest physically and most definitely emotional times of their lives. We provide not only medical care but also provide emotional support to our patients and their families. During this time, we inevitably become very close with our patients and their families.

I am so grateful that Tonya Klein and her team have been able to create this opportunity. This event provides our patients a place where they can just be kids again and caregivers like me, an opportunity to connect and engage with our patients and their families outside of the hospital environment. This event was especially memorable for me more than any other I have attended as I was able to watch my own children play and interact with my patients in a happy and judgment-free environment.

I am honored and privileged to work at CHM’s burn clinic and to have been able to join  both my families for an excellent cause!”

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RED WINGS ANNOUNCE KEN DANIELS & MICKEY REDMOND BOBBLEHEAD NIGHT SET FOR DEC. 2

… To Receive Talking Bobblehead, Fans Must Purchase a Special Fundraising Ticket with a Portion of the Proceeds Benefiting the Jamie Daniels Foundation …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced the details for a Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond special-edition talking bobblehead on Sunday, Dec. 2 when the Red Wings take on the Colorado Avalanche at 7:00 p.m. at the award-winning Little Caesars Arena.

Fans can secure the one-of-a-kind bobblehead by purchasing a special fundraising ticket package, which was established to celebrate the life of Ken Daniels’ son, Jamie, who lost his life too early due to an accidental drug overdose. As part of the Red Wings’ “Hockeytown Cares” community impact platform, the team has joined together with the Jamie Daniels Foundation and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to honor Jamie Daniels and promote awareness of the opioid epidemic with the limited-edition bobblehead, presented by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Proceeds from each group ticket purchased benefits the Jamie Daniels Foundation.

The Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond talking bobblehead will NOT be distributed to fans as they enter Little Caesars Arena. To guarantee a bobblehead, Red Wings fans must purchase tickets as part of the special fundraising offer by clicking HERE. Fans who purchase through the ticket offer will receive a voucher which can be redeemed for the bobblehead during the Dec. 2 game.

Two ticketing options are available to guarantee a Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond bobblehead. For $56 per ticket, fans will receive an upper-level ticket and a bobblehead. A VIP package is also available for $95 per ticket, featuring a lower-level ticket and a Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond autographed bobblehead.

The Jamie Daniels Foundation was established by FOX Sports Detroit play-by-play broadcaster Ken Daniels and his family in honor of his late son, Jamie, to provide education, resources, guidance and financial support to people battling drug addiction so lives can be saved and healing can be created within families. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of children and families. With an area of focus on mental health, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is collaborating with the Jamie Daniels Foundation to lead children and families on a path to a happier, healthier future. To donate to the Jamie Daniels Foundation, visit www.jamiedanielsfoundation.org.

For additional information on the Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond bobblehead, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com/JamieDanielsFoundation.

Contact: Alex DiFilippo, Communications Professional

(313) 471-7531 office; (989) 980-4324 cell

 

About the Jamie Daniels Foundation:

Established in 2018, the Jamie Daniels Foundation was created in honor of Jamie Daniels who tragically lost his life to an overdose at age 23 while receiving treatment for addiction. The Jamie Daniels Foundation joined forces with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to support individuals and families who are struggling with addiction by providing the education, resources, professional guidance, and financial support they need to make recovery possible because one life lost to addiction is one life too many. Learn more at www.jamiedanielsfoundation.org.

 

About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan: www.childrensdmc.org

For over 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialty services, the hospital draws patients from nearly every Michigan County, 39 additional states, and 22 countries, annually and provides the highest level of pediatric specialty care available for children.  It is ranked as one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state.

 

About Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation:

Established in 2003, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through fundraising, grant-making and advocacy the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.  Since 2011, it has provided more than 48 million dollars in grant funding.  Current areas of focus for the Foundation include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention. Learn more at www.CHMFoundation.org.

 

About Hockeytown Cares:
Hockeytown Cares serves as the Detroit Red Wings’ official platform to create positive change across Michigan. In partnership with fans, key stakeholders and colleagues, the team leverages the power of hockey to provide innovative support focused on community investment and youth development. As part of Hockeytown Cares, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation continues to raise funds and resources in support of the growth of hockey within our community. To learn more about Hockeytown Cares, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com/Community.

CHM Staff Recognized for Princess & Superhero Party

Elizabeth Voyles, R.N., C.P.N., Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, will be inducted into the Tenet Hero Hall of Fame for her dedication to creating a positive impact on the lives of children living with a critical or terminal illness. The Tenet Hero Hall of Fame is reserved for outstanding individuals who have made a remarkable impact on their workplace, communities and patients. Voyles has planned and coordinated the Princess and Superhero party for the palliative care patients and their families for the past nine years.

The Princess and Superhero party allows children with life-limiting illness and their families to create memories, have fun and celebrate life. This one-of-a-kind event allows each child a to wear a costume of their choice, play a variety of games and win prizes, and meet the superheroes and princesses they’ve dreamed of seeing. Of course, the event would not be complete without complimentary gift bags and photo albums to commemorate the day.

The event has become so popular that the number of children and families attending grows each year. Without Voyles heroic efforts and support from the Foundation, this extraordinary event would not exist in a community full of children and families in need of an escape from villainous medical conditions.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is proud to support the Princess and Superhero party.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Names Doug Ferrick as Chief Development Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jill Nelson
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
313-966-2022

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION NAMES DOUG FERRICK AS CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

DETROIT, August 24, 2018 – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) is pleased to announce Doug Ferrick as Chief Development Officer.

Doug will be responsible for directing the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and enhancing the organization’s charitable relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations.

“Doug’s experience with several key organizations in the community will bring great value to our fundraising efforts,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of CHMF. “Doug’s leadership will be a major asset as we continue to evolve into a community foundation for children. I look forward to the Foundation benefiting from his knowledge and energy.”

Ferrick brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic fund development, team building and management to the Foundation. He most recently served as the Vice President of Donor Relations with the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Prior to his work for the United way, Ferrick served as the Chief Development Officer and Capital Campaign Director for the Children’s Center of Wayne County. He also has worked for Matrix Human Services / Barat Child and Family Services in Detroit.

“I have spent much of my career dedicated to advocating for children,” said Ferrick. “I am eager to join the Foundation’s team and utilize my leadership skills to take their fundraising to the next level.”

Ferrick earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Eastern Michigan University. He also has a master’s degree in nonprofit organizations from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently project chair for the Belle Isle Conservatory.

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About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through funding and advocacy dedicated to three core pillars – Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education – the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.  Since 2011 we have provided more than 48 million in grant funding.  Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.

MEDIA CONTACT |Jill Nelson| t. 513-515-5330| Jill.Nelson@chmfoundation.org