FitKids 360 Program Director Wins Spirit of Detroit Award

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

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FitKids 360 Program Director Wins Spirit of Detroit Award

DETROIT, April 23, 2018 – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) is proud to recognize Krista Siddall, Director of Programming and Operations at Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP), for her receipt of the 2018 Spirit of Detroit Award.

The Spirit of Detroit Award recognizes people, events and organizations for their outstanding achievements and services to the citizens of Detroit.

Siddall was nominated for her exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and her dedication to improving the quality of life through the FitKids 360 programming. FitKids360 is an eight-week healthy lifestyle program for children ages 5 to 17 and their parents. This program combines basic education about nutrition, behavior and exercise with a wide range of physical activities to help participants develop healthy habits, eat better and become more active.

“FitKids 360 has grown leaps and bounds in the last few years,” says Krista Siddall, director of programming and operations at Wayne CHAP. “We continue to have a waitlist of 200+ children, and offer numerous supplemental programs. I am extremely honored and humbled to have received this award.”

Siddall began FitKids 360 in 2012 at a small church gymnasium. To date, the program has served over 1,500 families and holds three classes a week, including a curriculum exclusive in Spanish for families in Southwest Detroit.

“Michigan ranks among one of the highest in the nation for obesity rates,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “We are extremely proud of the success FitKids 360 has made to decrease obesity among children and families in the community.”

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation proudly supports FitKids 360 and other programs to support the health and nutritional wellness of children in Michigan.

Pictured above: Krista Siddall, Director of Programming and Operations at Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program

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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 40 million in grant funding.  Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation partners with Kohl’s Cares to prevent unintentional injuries

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact: Jill Nelson
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
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In partnership with Kohl’s Cares, The Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation have launched a new initiative committed to preventing unintentional childhood injury.

DETROIT, February 28, 2018 – The new Kohl’s S.A.F.E for Kids (KS4K) program Strengthening Accident-Free Environments will educate parents, other caregivers, and community professionals to enhance their ability to prevent unintentional childhood injuries. Those injuries most commonly occur in three categories; unsafe sleep, fires and burn, and car accidents. KS4K will strategically concentrate on five regions (48221, 48227, 48228, 48235, 48238) in the city of Detroit with high rates of unintentional childhood injury to increase safety knowledge and reduce unintentional injuries in children.

On Thursday, February 22, 2018 a kickoff event for KS4K was held at Focus: HOPE in Detroit. The event featured food, games, activities and giveaways, along with informative Car Seat Safety demonstrations. In total, 82 car seats were distributed to 43 families in need. Funding support from Kohl’s Cares will ensure that more children will have a chance to grow up injury free.

“Children’s injury prevention is a top priority of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation,” says Lawrence J. Burns, President and CEO, “and we are grateful for Kohl’s commitment to safety.”

Since 2001, Kohl’s has donated more than $6.9 million through Kohl’s Cares® to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to benefit patients and families at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Kohl’s commitment to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and soft toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefitting charitable initiatives nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one.

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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 40 million in grant funding.  Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.

 

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

For more than 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than at any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

Connect with Kohl’s:

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Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls)

Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+Kohls)

THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION WELCOMES LORRON JAMES AS ITS NEWEST TRUSTEE

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THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION WELCOMES LORRON JAMES AS ITS NEWEST TRUSTEE

Detroit, MI – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorron James to its Board of Trustees.

James, a Detroit native, serves as CEO of James Group International, President of Magnolia Automotive Services (Toyota JV in Mississippi and Indiana) and is President of TLX (Supply Chain Management IT Software), all companies owned by James Group International.  James Group International is a is a privately held, minority-certified provider of global supply chain management services that was founded in 1971.

“The Foundation is thrilled to have Lorron as a part of our board,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “His widespread community service and development experience; specifically, with children, fits perfectly into the Foundation’s work of improving the health and wellness of children.”

After graduating from Arizona State University in 2005 and James started his professional career with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks before returning to Detroit to learn the family business at James Group International.

James is very active within the community as he serves in multiple capacities for an array of different organizations including Leaders for Kids, an advisory board to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, as well as: The United Way, the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Michigan, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Regional Chamber, and many others.


About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to the support and safekeeping of the health and wellness of children through fundraising, grantmaking and advocacy. Since 2011, the Foundation has provided more than $40 million in grant funding, making it the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to children’s health and wellness.  Learn more at chmfoundation.org.

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

 

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO JED FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMING

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DETROIT, MI – Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) announced a grant award to The Jed Foundation (JED) of $15,000 grant to support the JED Campus program as part of their 2017 grant cycle.

JED Campus a nationwide initiative to help colleges and universities support the mental health and well-being of their students, will equip 13 participating Michigan universities and colleges with the skills and knowledge to enhance campus-wide efforts around student mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention.

“As an advocate for children in Michigan, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is proud to support JED Campus. Programs like these allow much needed support at a pivotal point in childhood development; the transition to adulthood,” stated Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of CHMF.  “Our hope is that studies and support programs such as this develop pathways to help children at younger ages, so when they get to college they are more prepared.”

JED Campus is also supported by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, and the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan.

“JED Campus is grateful for the funding from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, which allows us to work with such a large group of schools in Michigan,” said Lee Swain, Director of JED Campus. “Our collaboration will yield healthier campus communities and ultimately promote student success.”

The mental health and wellness of children is one of CHMF’s five newly identified health priority focus areas.  “Supporting JED in partnership with four other community leaders is a great way for CHMF to join forces and maximize the impact on children in a key area of need,” stated Burns.

For more information about visit www.chmfoundation.org.

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

To advance children’s health and wellness the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to supporting children’s health and wellness through fundraising, grant making, and advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.CHMFoundation.org.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Approves 83 Grants Totaling $3.3 Million

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December 4, 2017, Detroit Mich. — The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) announced the approval of 83 grants totaling $3.3 million for pediatric health and wellness in their first round of grant approvals for the 2018 cycle. Since 2003, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation has dedicated itself to advancing the health and wellness of children in Michigan through philanthropic support emphasizing three pillars: Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education. In 2017, CHMF identified five focus areas including injury prevention, oncology and cardiology research, abuse and neglect, mental health and nutritional wellness.

For example, the Foundation approved grants to:

Matrix Head Start

$46,728 has been awarded to the Matrix Head Start Program – Children’s Health Screening Project to better help fulfill the mission of complete and timely medical care for children at an early age. This program seeks to ensure that all young children receive the proper and most comprehensive medical treatment they need through health screenings and trainings covering: Vision, Hearing, Blood Pressure, Prevention of Communicable Disease, Anemia and Asthma. This grant will provide funds to purchase health related equipment and supplies allowing Matrix to better execute federally mandated health screenings/trainings.

Starfish Family Services

$50,000 was awarded to Starfish Family Services to fund screening, assessments and intervention programs for 40 children aged from birth to six years old. These children exhibit developmental delays that threaten their cognitive growth long term. Though they are enrolled in Early Childhood Care and Education Centers and/or mental health service centers, they do not qualify for services through public or private insurance. The goal of Starfish Family Services through this effort is to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary developmental services that will strengthen the child’s developmental progress, while also enhancing the capacity of both parents and caregivers to successfully support and adhere to the child’s needs.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Due to a large number of children seeing a dramatic decline in their school performance during and after their hospitalization, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is contracting an in-house schoolteacher to help children stay current with their school work while hospitalized, and to aid with re-entry into the school system. This new role will provide educational services such as assisting in completion of school work, planning and implementing educational activities, and coordinating homebound services for those not able to return to school after discharge. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation has awarded $51,200 to fund this endeavor.

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Many children diagnosed with epilepsy have seizures that can be well controlled with medication.  Unfortunately, approximately 30% of children with epilepsy develop seizures that cannot be controlled.  Researchers believe that brain inflammation and autoimmune mechanisms may play a role in the development of severe seizures in some children.  This research study will use PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging in a new approach to detect brain inflammation in children with uncontrolled epilepsy to pinpoint areas of inflammation and seizure focus to aid in epilepsy surgery and to assist in identifying children whose epilepsy may be responsive to immunotherapy.

Henry Ford Health System

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation has awarded $50,000 to fund the Henry Ford Health System’s “Game on Cancer – Kid’s Club” program. This program will give children with family members who have received a cancer diagnosis the resources to work through the fear and anxiety that comes with such an unfortunate circumstance. The primary objective is to provide 1,200 children effected by a family member’s cancer diagnosis a Game On Kid’s Club toolkit, supportive services and an annual event in hopes to build a community network for kids to be able to take a ‘break’ from cancer and lean on each other for support, reinforcing that they are not alone.

Through funding and advocacy, CHMF enables researchers and community organizations to fund innovations capable of advancing children’s health. Since 2011, CHMF has provided more than $40 million in grant funding.

“The footprint that we expect these approved grants to have within our community will not only directly impact the landscape of children’s health and well-being locally, but will do so throughout Michigan as well,” stated Lawrence, J. Burns President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

To learn more about how the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is making an impact in our community, please visit http://chmfoundation.org/our-impact/.

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

To advance children’s health and wellness the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to supporting children’s health and wellness through fundraising, grant making, and advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.CHMFoundation.org.

MEDIA CONTACT |Larry Burns| t. 419-261-3049| Larry.Burns@chmfoundation.org

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION AND MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today it has signed a multi-year partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF). This partnership allows CHMF to provide unique experiences for children during the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game. In addition, the partnership will provide an opportunity for families to enjoy the game and be a part of the pinnacle football event for the MAC.

“The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is delighted to be a new sponsor of the Mid-American Conference Championship game,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of CHMF. “This sponsorship not only gives us the opportunity to share our mission with a national audience on ESPN, but also connects us with great universities like The University of Toledo, The University of Akron and all the MAC members.”

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to a mission focused on supporting the health and wellness of children through fundraising, grant making and advocacy. Since 2011, the Foundation has provided more than $40 million in grant funding, making it Michigan’s largest funder dedicated solely to children’s health and wellness. Through the pillars of research, education and community benefit, the Foundation is leading the charge to fund innovations in treatment, prevention and wellness that will enable children, families and communities to achieve bright and promising futures. CHMF’s current areas of focus include nutritional wellness, mental health, oncology and cardiology research, injury prevention and abuse and neglect.

A total of 14 children will take part in the following experiences at this year’s Marathon MAC Football Championship Game at Ford Field through this partnership:

  • Kickoff Kid: retrieves the tee on the field after the opening kickoff
  • Coin Flip Kid: accompanies referee for pre-kick coin flip at mid-field
  • Field Goal Shagger: catches FG’s by team kickers during pre-game and halftime warmups
  • Junior Reporters: asks question to coaches during pre-game press conference
  • Sportsmanship Kids: delivers MAC sportsmanship message on the videoboard

Mid-American Conference

Founded in 1946, the Mid-American Conference is an NCAA Division I, 12-member conference that sponsors 23 championships and is one of ten members of the Football Bowl Subdivison (FBS). With total enrollment of nearly 300,000 students, the league represents institutions of higher learning in five (5) states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Ohio.

Current MAC schools that hold full membership and the year they joined are — East Division: University of Akron (1992), Bowling Green State University (1952), University at Buffalo (1998), Kent State University (1951), Miami University (1947), Ohio University (1946). West Division: Ball State University (1973), Central Michigan University (1971), Eastern Michigan University (1971), Northern Illinois University (1975-86, rejoined in 1997), University of Toledo (1950), Western Michigan University (1947).  The conference office is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

To advance children’s health and wellness the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to the supporting children’s health and wellness through fundraising, grant making, and advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.CHMFoundation.org.

 

 

 

LEADERS FOR KIDS HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL CHEERS FOR CHILDREN EVENT TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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Detroit, MI – Leaders for Kids (LFK) is hosting their sixth annual Cheers for Children event at the Garden Theater in Midtown Detroit on Saturday, December 9, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets include appetizers, refreshments and entertainment.

Proceeds from the event will support the Leaders for Kids endowment at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. This year’s sponsors include Colliers International, TI Automotive, James Group International, LSG Insurance Partners, W. Research Company, LLC, Jaffe Law, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Cunningham-Limp Dev. Co., Office Furniture Solutions, and KW Domain: Renee Lossia Acho.

This year’s event will feature food and beverages from Lakeland Banquet & Event Centre who will be providing heavy hors d’oeuvres and an afterglow snack. Guests will also enjoy great music and entertainment throughout the night.

Leaders for Kids is an advisory group of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation comprised of emerging leaders from southeast Michigan who are passionate about the health and wellness of children in the region and the charitable work being performed by the Foundation. The board members of LFK serve as ambassadors, raising awareness of the Foundation’s critical mission and by raising money for pediatric medical research, medical education and community benefit programs that advance the health and wellness of children.

“The Leaders for Kids Endowment Fund will leave a lasting impact on children in the community for generations to come,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “The start of this Endowed Fund is symbolic of their vision for the future. The Foundation will also be matching funds received at this event, dollar-for-dollar, to double the impact this initiative will have on children.”

LFK has raised more than $450,000 benefiting the Foundation, “including funds for art therapy, the Hamtramck School Based Health Center and the annual Princesses & Superheroes Party,” said Peter Ginopolis, LFK Chairman and co-founder.

Please visit : chmfoundation.org/cfc17 to purchase tickets or to make a donation. For more information about Leaders for Kids and their mission, please visit www.LeadersForKids.com or CHMFoundation.org.

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About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to the support and safekeeping of the health and wellness of children through fundraising, grantmaking and advocacy. Since 2011, the Foundation has provided more than $39.6 million in grant funding, making it the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to children’s health and wellness.  Learn more at chmfoundation.org.

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

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION NAMES ERIK MORGANROTH AS NEW TRUSTEE

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Detroit, MI – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation has appointed Erik Morganroth of Birmingham to its Board of Trustees.

Morganroth works as a real estate developer with projects covering a wide range of residential and commercial sales and management, as well as partnerships in commercial development projects both locally and nationally. He has been a Managing Partner at Carmela Holdings since 2011 and the owner of Morganroth Real Estate since 1998.

Morganroth is an avid traveler, wine collector, art collector and recognized foodie, and has been published in local and national magazines about the food and wine industry.

Morganroth is also committed to his community.  He currently sits on the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center National Advisory Board, the Child Abuse and Neglect Council (CANCO), the Karmanos Institute Partners Board, the Oakland County Sherriff’s Committee and the City of Birmingham Board of Zoning Appeal.

Morganroth’s past volunteer experience includes being a speaker and contributor for both the Gift of Life/Organ Procurement Agency of Michigan and the American Heart Association, a Board Member of the Detroit Institute of Arts – Founders Junior Council, and a Board Member of the Michigan Opera Theater Young Professionals group.

“The Foundation is delighted to welcome Erik to our Board of Trustees,” said Lawrence J. Burns, President and CEO. “His extensive volunteer work and understanding of the medical obstacles children face provides him a unique perspective and passion for the work being done at the Foundation.”

About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to the support and safekeeping of the health and wellness of children through fundraising, grantmaking and advocacy. Since 2011, the Foundation has provided more than $39.6 million in grant funding, making it the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to children’s health and wellness.  Learn more at chmfoundation.org. For a complete list of Trustees, visit chmfoundation.org/leaders-boards-of-trustees-and-staff/.

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

AAA, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN AND METRO-DETROIT SAFE KIDS TEAM UP


It’s National Child Passenger Safety Week

WHO:
-Lawrence J.  Burns, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, President & CEO
-Ro Katrak, AAA-The Auto Club Group, Senior Vice President-Corporate Relations
-Joann Moss, Safe Kids of Michigan, Metro-Detroit Safe Kids Coordinator and Injury Prevention Education Coordinator
-40 Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians
-Southeast parents/guardians/caregivers  with child passengers

WHAT:          
As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week  (Sep 17-23), AAA is teaming up with its community partners to host Seat Check Saturday.  This is part of a national campaign to  encourage parents and caregivers to make sure children are riding safely and securely in a proper seat.  Adults with child passengers will be offered free seat checks by a certified technician. The child must be present at the seat check.  The event is open to the public.                                   

The event kicks off with a 10AM presentation of a $10,000 donation in the form of an oversized check from AAA to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.  This donation is part of AAA’s long-standing support of traffic safety and a  six-year tradition of supporting local efforts to fund child passenger safety programs as part of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan-DMC-Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program.

WHEN:         
Saturday, September 23rd – 10am-1pm

WHERE:      

 AAA – The Auto Club Group Headquarters
1 Auto Club Drive, Parking Lot Area, Dearborn, MI                                   

WHY:             
AAA and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend all infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing car seat until they are two years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat’s manufacturer.

Older children may also be at risk of injury if riding in the front seat before they are ready. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 60% of vehicle crashes are frontal impacts and 20% are side impacts. Children under the age of 13 should ride in the back seat because they are typically not large enough to safely ride in the front seat and can be seriously injured by front passenger air bags in the event of a crash.

This is especially significant since the attached recent AAA Consumer PulseTM survey of Michigan parents revealed that 77% of parents allowed their child to sit in the front seat of a moving vehicle at age 12 or younger.  On a positive note, the study also revealed that close to 95% of parents are using a child safety seat for their young children.

AAA encourages adults to set a good example for children by buckling up every trip regardless of seat location. For more information on car seat safety, visit:

AAA-SAFE SEATS4KIDS

 SAFE KIDS


Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation To advance children’s health and wellness, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to the support and safekeeping of children’s health and wellness through fundraising, grant making, and advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.CHMFoundation.org

The AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey was conducted online among residents living in Michigan from April 11-30, 2017. Approximately 227 parents with children under 12 years old completed the survey among the general population.  Survey results have a maximum margin of error of ± 6.5 percentage points. 


The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts.  It was established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose. Visit www.AAA.com/Foundation for more information. AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary – A Century of Service last year and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 57 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION TO RELOCATE TO THE FISHER BUILDING

 

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August 28, 2017 – Detroit, Mich – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation announced today it will join the roster of new tenants in the historic Fisher Building in mid-October 2017.

“Our Board decided on the Fisher Building for our new headquarters as we are on the cusp of growth for our organization. We believe it is important to be located in the community we serve, in close proximity to our partners, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan. This move is not only important to the Foundation’s operational efficiency but a major step in developing a brand that the entire community can embrace and experience,” said Matt Friedman, Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

The Fisher Building is undergoing significant renovations to revitalize and preserve the iconic landmark thanks to Peter Cummings and the building’s new owners, an example of progress for the building, the New Center area and Detroit as a whole.

“We are excited to welcome Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation as a new tenant at the Fisher Building,” said Dietrich Knoer, president and CEO of The Platform. “Their tenancy in our building further supports its role as the Beacon of Detroit from which our tenants serve the Detroit city center and its neighborhoods, and we look forward to a long-term relationship.”

Several Foundation volunteers assisted with the relocation, including those from Leaders for Kids, the young professional advisory board created to support the charitable work of the Foundation. Greg Bockart and Peter McGrath of Colliers International led the location search to find a new home for the Foundation that would support their needs for years to come.  Colliers donated a majority of their brokerage fee in the form of sponsorship to the Summer Recess and Cheer’s for Children fundraising events hosted annually by Leaders for Kids.

Also enhancing the space is Rightsize Facility (https://rightsizefacility.com/), which is providing the interior consulting and furniture at a discounted rate and also donating a portion of their proceeds back to the Foundation in the form of a sponsorship for the Leaders for Kids Summer Recess, as well as National Technology Management (https://www.trustntm.com/), which is donating the infrastructure for the technology components of the new space.

“With an introduction from the Leaders for Kids Board, these leading organizations stepped up to make this new office the best it can be. This is a great example of the community’s willingness to help the Foundation and care for kids”, stated Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

The move to Fisher Building is an important one for the Foundation as it continues its dedication to the support and safekeeping of the health and wellness of children through fundraising, grantmaking, and advocacy. Earlier in this year, through a health needs assessment based on social, economic and environmental factors that influence the health and well-being of children, the Foundation identified five areas of focus. These areas include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention. To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, please visit www.chmfoundation.org.

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

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

To advance children’s health and wellness, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to the support and safekeeping of children’s health and wellness through fundraising, grant making, and advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.CHMFoundation.org.