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 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.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

 

 

Shower of Love Holds Their 17th Event

In 1991, Cathy Hasse and her three childhood friends decided they wanted to give back to the community but didn’t know how. They quickly researched potential opportunities and discovered the Clothes Closet at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Hasse and friends came up with the idea of holding a baby shower themed event called Showers of Love. An event that was originally planned to be a one-time endeavor, now in its 17th year, has volunteers donating clothes and gift cards for families and children in need.

A dedicated long-time volunteer was honored at the event on May 24, 2017 at the Italian American Banquet and Conference Center. Heather Remo – a woman in her 90s –donates her time and various clothing items each year.This year, she hand knitted 60 pairs of booties for this event. Cathy claims that it is volunteers like Heather that makes the event successful. She is proud to claim, “all of the money we raise goes to children.”

Children Hospital of Michigan Foundation proudly supports the Clothes Closet at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. This service provides casual clothing, outerwear, and layette items to hospitalized patients and families in need. For more information, please visit our website at www.chmfoundation.org.