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

A Casual Conversation Results in Large Gift to the Foundation

Twelve years ago, in 2006, Joe and Marion Schasney were considering their estate plans and looking for a way to create their personal legacy — a way they could really have a big impact. Then, a chance conversation with their neighbor’s babysitter, Mary Ellen Klein, brought things into focus. Mary Ellen had lost her son, Danny, to leukemia 20 years before and was now a volunteer for an organization named Leukemia, Research, Life (now Kids Without Cancer). Mary Ellen’s story moved the Schasneys, and with her help, they scheduled a tour of the hematology/oncology department and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. They knew at that point what they needed to do — build a legacy with CHM through the Foundation — but as a result of meeting doctors and seeing the hospital, Joe said, “…we were so impressed, we decided to arrange a larger gift than we anticipated making.”

The wheels were in motion. The Schasneys established a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust that would secure a life income for them, and generate charitable gifts for each of the organizations: Kids Without Cancer, and CHMF. Beyond this generous gift, Joe and Marion included a significant specific bequest of $2,000,000 for CHMF in their estate trust. Their decision gave them great satisfaction, especially since Marion had waged her own battle with leukemia some 10 years before.

The two retired to Venice, Florida, and enjoyed their lives, keeping in touch with their two daughters in Michigan and Georgia, and their grandchildren. In 2010, Marion passed away, and Joe stayed in Venice, where he passed away last fall, weeks after celebrating his 99th birthday.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is grateful to the Schasneys for the legacy they have created to help children win their fights against cancer. The legacy they’ve created will keep them alive in the kids who receive better treatments and brighter futures!

Read the full press release here. 

 

Summer Recess 2018

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation combats Abuse & Neglect with the Ruth Ellis Center

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is proud to announce the Ruth Ellis Center (REC) as 1 of our 14 new grantees this year. In alignment with our new priority area of Abuse & Neglect, we could not ignore the children of the metro-Detroit community faced with these issues and have partnered with the REC to support the implementation of the Family Acceptance Project’s Family Support Model by allocating $50,000 to their cause.

The Ruth Ellis Center (REC) has been helping the LGBTQ+ youth in Detroit and surrounding cities for nearly 20 years. The center began because of Ruth Ellis, a well-respected and loved African-American lesbian woman, whose home served as a safe space for other LGBTQ+ Detroiters in need of inclusion, acceptance, and assistance. Most of the youth admitted to their Intensive Treatment Unit are referred from the Michigan Department of Human Services, Wayne County Child and Family Services and other youth supervising programs. The crucial services offered from this safe space include housing, mental and physical health care, skill building, educational advancement and job preparation. These are basic needs that may be neglected in spaces that are otherwise considered unfit, or unsafe, for the child to exist – including their home and school.

Research has shown that LGBTQ youth and young adults, especially youth of color, are at an increased risk of victimization, rejection, physical and mental health concerns, academic challenges, substance abuse, HIV, living in the foster care system, juvenile justice facilities or on the streets.

The Family Support Model, developed by Dr. Caitlin Ryan and Dr. Rafael Diaz, provides prevention and care services to “increase family acceptance and support, reduce risk and promote well-being, while increasing placement stability for LGBTQ children, youth, and caregivers, and works to reunify birth families with their children.” The profound impact of this project has been recognized on local, regional, and national scales and its implementation is also supported by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) and the Federal Administration for Children and Families.

To learn more about the Family Acceptance Project and the effects they’ve had on families of varying backgrounds, award-winning short documentaries are available here.

To learn more about the Ruth Ellis Center and their impact on the LGBTQ+ youth, visit their website here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quotes and information were kindly provided by the REC and the FAP

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Receives $2 Million Donation

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jill Nelson

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

313-966-2022

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Receives $2 Million Donation

A casual conversation results in a generous gift to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

DETROIT, July 20, 2018 – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) received a large gift from the estate of Joseph and Marion Schasney following Mr. Schasney’s passing last September at the age of 99. This gift will help improve the lives of children.

Totaling more than $2.1 million, the gift was a result of the Schasneys’ conversation with a friend whose son had died of leukemia 20 years prior.

The Schasneys were so touched by the story that they set up an appointment to tour the Hematology/Oncology department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) and subsequently established a planned gift in their estate.

At the time, Mr. Schasney said, “My wife has undergone chemotherapy and she has to take a lot of medication, but we are in our 80s and are so grateful for our wonderful lives.  I play golf three times a week and we have a great family.  One of our daughters lives in Michigan and our other daughter lives in Georgia.  We also have two healthy grandsons, so why shouldn’t we give back?”

“We are grateful to the Schasneys for their legacy to help children win their fights against cancer and other diseases,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of CHMF. “Their legacy will live on for years to come.”

Joseph and Marion Schasney were retired from an independent gasoline company they operated in Detroit, having moved to Venice, Florida, after retiring.

 

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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 2010 we have provided more than 42 million in grant funding.  Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.