Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Help the Children's Hospital with a click of your mouse!

A Simple Way to Help
Vote for The Children's Hospital to receive LIVESTRONG community impact funding for a program proven to support families fighting cancer.

The contest ends at 6 p.m., Friday, October 29, so please cast your vote now.

The Children's Hospital is in the running to win a $10,000 LIVESTRONG grant for The Children's Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD).

Community votes determine the winner - and we are currently ranked third in online votes - so your vote counts!

Cody Hudson runs the CCBD's sibling support programs. She says that this potential gift would help siblings play an active role in their sister's or brother's treatment and their family's health and healing.

Research shows that siblings of chronically ill children grow up to become more empathetic people. With this potential gift, we can help siblings of Children's patients develop beneficial coping skills that they can use throughout their lives.

Cody Hudson, MS, CCLS
Therapeutic Recreation/Child Life Specialist
Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Currently, the CCBD offers a day camp and sibling education program. The LIVESTRONG grant will improve the current offerings to help even more siblings cope during their sister's or brother's treatment.

Voting is simple and can help all the families who need the CCBD. Just visit LIVESTRONG online.

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