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.

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

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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

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

 

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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.

 

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announce new partnership

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

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announce new partnership focusing on opioid addiction

DETROIT, June 25 2018 – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announced today a new partnership that will focus on the opioid crisis.

The Jamie Daniels Foundation was established by Ken Daniels, Red Wings television announcer, and his family, in honor of his late son, Jamie, who died from an overdose at the age of 23 while receiving treatment for addiction. Despite the support of his family, Jamie’s life was tragically lost due to substandard care and the predatory practices that exist in the billion-dollar addiction-recovery business.

“By working with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and with their expertise in fundraising, grantmaking and advocacy, the dream of the Jamie Daniels Foundation is now a reality. We will be able to serve children and families when they need it most,” said Daniels. “Jamie’s legacy should be to save lives and make our community and our nation more aware of what happened to him, which this partnership will allow.”

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation will assist with The Jamie Daniels Foundation, which will legally exist under CHMF’s governance and finance structure, with fund development, financial management and generating awareness about the opioid abuse epidemic.  Resources generated through this collaboration will be used to further the Jamie Daniels Foundation’s mission of assisting individuals and families who are struggling with addiction by providing the education, resources, professional guidance and financial support they need to make recovery possible. Mental health is among the Foundation’s primary granting focus areas.

“This partnership with Ken and his family on The Jamie Daniels Foundation represents a model that the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital Foundation strongly supports. Together, we will be able to advance more possibilities for young people and their families than those who loved and now miss Jamie Daniels would have been able to on their own,” said Matt Friedman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation please visit www.CHMFoundation.org.

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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.

 

 

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation announces 2.2 million in new grant funding for 51 projects

 

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

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation announces 2.2 million in new grant funding for 51 projects to begin in 2018

DETROIT, June 6, 2018 –  Through grantmaking and advocacy, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to fund innovations and services capable of advancing children’s health. These efforts have totaled more than $40 million in grant funding since 2011.

Every year the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation awards new funding to a carefully selected group of applicants whose work supports the Foundation’s Three Pillars (Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education) and Five Focus Areas (Nutritional Wellness, Abuse & Neglect, Injury Prevention, Mental Health and Oncology/Cardiology).

The Foundation is pleased to announce that in the second round of their 2018 grant cycle, funding for 51 projects totaling 2.2 million dollars has been awarded.  While the Foundation remains committed to supporting Children’s Hospital of Michigan and affiliates, 14 of these grant recipients are new community partners to the Foundation.

“As we continue our journey toward becoming a leading community foundation for children in Michigan and beyond, expanding our network of partners is key.  These 14 new relationships will allow us to broaden our reach and make an impact on the health and wellness of more children and families,” stated Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

The 14 new grant partnerships include:

Beaumont Health System – River Rouge H.S. Beaumont Teen Health Center – $50,000

Boys & Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties – Connect Today! Program – $70,000

Care House of Oakland County – Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Program – $64,901

Chad Tough Foundation / University of Michigan – Precision Oncology in a Multi-Institutional, Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Children with High-Risk Malignancies – $592,101

Children’s Hospital Association / Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Speak Now for Kids 2018 Family Advocacy Day – $4,508

Detroit Cristo Rey High School – Vision Testing and Eye Glass Replacement – $30,850

Detroit Police / Detroit Public Safety Foundation– Children in Trauma Intervention Camp – $45,000

Detroit Public Television –  Detroit PBS Kids: Healthy Choices – $99,038

Friendship Circle – Lessons for Life – $50,000

Gleaners – Making Investments in the Lives of Kids (MILK) Movement – $35,000

Jewish Foundation – “We Need to Talk” Multimedia Content Packages – $50,000

Kids Kicking Cancer – The Heroes Circle – Children Healing Children – $75,000

Ruth Ellis Center – Family Support Model with LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care – $50,000

University Pediatricians Autism Center – Autism Center Program Training – $39,883

The Foundation will be holding a Community Benefit Grant Announcement reception on Wednesday, June 6th at 10am in the Fisher Building lobby, media invited to attend.  Please RSVP to Jill Nelson, 313-966-2022.

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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.

FitKids 360 Program Director Wins Spirit of Detroit Award

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

313-966-2022

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
313-966-2022

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.

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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