Children’s Medical Center

11Sep
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Celebrating 50 Years, NorthPark Honors Cancer Patients

Children’s Medical Center Foundation is honored to celebrate in the Fiftieth Anniversary activities of NorthPark Center.  Recognizing Cancer Awareness Month, NorthPark Center is providing NorthPark Gold for the purchase of “Milestone Gifts” for the patients of the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Patrick Leavey, Pediatric Oncologist, along with patients Reese Skelte, 5, and Julissa Garcia, 9, recently stopped by NorthPark for a shopping spree at the Disney Store and LEGO store to select Milestone Gifts for young cancer patients who reach an important marker or clear a hurdle, such as the end of chemotherapy, transition back to school, or celebrate a birthday in the hospital. The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders houses one of the largest pediatric hematology-oncology programs in the U.S.

Since first opening their doors in 1965 the NorthPark Center has been passionate about giving back to the community — raising awareness and greatly needed funds for many worthy causes that serve others. To celebrate their fiftieth anniversary they chose to donate to 50 different local organizations that embody the ideal of making Dallas great.  We are so grateful to partner with NorthPark in making life better for children.

 

30Jan

Children’s receives $425,000 from PetSmart to Expand Pet Therapy Program

On January 21st Children’s accepted a $425,000 donation from PetSmart to expand our Pet Therapy program for the next five years. The therapy program is a fully integrated part of patient care.

The donation helped with the purchase of two new therapy dogs, Van and Blair. The two fluffy additions will visit patients undergoing various types of treatment as well as prior to going into surgery. Not only is the joy the children receive from the dogs a blessing, but Children’s knows that pet interaction has real therapeutic effect. 

PetSmart

This partnership is the beginning of a journey to raise a $5 million endowment to ensure we are able to continually bring happiness and health to the lives of the children we serve. Children’s is grateful to be involved with such wonderful partners who help bring such joy to the lives of our patients. 

PetSmart

10Dec
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Christmas is for Children Radiothon

It’s that time of the year again…

In light of the holidays, this coming weekend, December 11-12, Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network are partnering with CBS Radio stations for the 9th annual “Christmas is for Children Radiothon.”

During this two-day live broadcast from inside the hospital, radio personalities will meet with patients and their families, share heart-warming stories, and of course, encourage listeners to support Children’s and it’s patients however possible.

Last year we reached a record breaking total of $1,032,881 from both the English and Spanish Radiothons, and we appreciate the continued support this year.  The Children’s Medical Center Foundation is grateful for everyone who participates in making life better for children, especially during the holidays. After all, this time of the year is truly special for children.

Find out how you can help by visiting: http://give.childrens.com/ and don’t forget to tune in to 98.7 for the wonderful stories this weekend.

Happy Holidays!

2Oct

Friends of the Food Allergy Center Annual Reception

Food Allergy

The annual Fall gathering of the Friends of the Food Allergy Center of Children’s Medical Center was held in the Pecan Room at Old Parkland on Wednesday evening.  Dr. Drew Bird talked about cutting-edge clinical research and quality care.  Third grader, Jack Quinn, entertained the group with his fondest memories at the Food Allergy Summer Camp – five days of summer fun that kids with food allergies can attend without fear that they will have an allergic reaction to the food they eat.  Now in its fourth year, it was the nation’s first overnight camp for children with food allergies.

To Join the Friends of the Food Allergy Center, phone 214.456.8360

19Jun
Junior League of Collin County

The Junior League of Collin County Donates $10,000 to Children’s Medical Center at Legacy

This week, The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) announced a donation of $10,000 to Children’s Medical Center at Legacy to go towards its reading program. The gift was one of two big donations by the JLCC this year, with the other being a $30,000 donation to The Samaritan Inn for a library in its homeless shelter. The organization has raised an impressive total of $429,012 between June 2013 and June 2014.

The Children’s Medical Center Foundation is grateful for not only this generous monetary donation, but for the countless volunteer hours given by JLCC members to Children’s at Legacy. Community donations from organizations like Junior League of Collin County are imperative to the livelihood of Children’s Medical Center, and we are so very appreciative of their support.

As a member of The Junior League of Dallas, I am proud to stand by these women who have given back to the North Texas community in such a generous fashion.

 

For more information:
http://www.childrens.com/
http://www.jlcollincounty.org/
http://www.jld.net/

16May

Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Brunch

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Children’s Medical Center hosted  a brunch on May 14 to honor and thank the Dallas and Legacy chapters of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center.

The Women’s Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization established in 1962 by leaders in the North Texas community to support all areas of Children’s Medical Center. Its devoted members have provided service for more than 50 years and have given more than $17 million to Children’s.

A sincere thank you to the hundreds of 2013-2014 volunteers in the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center – Dallas Chapter and Legacy Chapter.  These members are dedicated ambassadors of Children’s across the North Texas region. By raising funds and lending  support for our hospital patients and their families, they put into action their passion to  make life better for children.

 

About The Author

Cyndi Bassel is senior vice president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and vice president of Children’s Medical Center. Active in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region, Mrs. Bassel is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations.
25Apr
2014 Children’s Red Balloon Run & Ride

2014 Children’s Red Balloon Run & Ride

This Saturday, Children’s Medical Center will hold one of its largest fundraising events: the Red Balloon Run & Ride.  The event, co-presented by Capital One and Denbury Resources, unites patients, employees, donors, and members of the community for a day of fun physical activity.

The proceeds from the Red Balloon Run & Ride go entirely toward Children’s Medical Center. Last year alone, participants raised $560,000. If you have not registered for the event, it’s not too late. Even if you don’t participate in the race or ride, we hope to see you there to cheer on those who do.

Philanthropy is such an important part of Children’s. No matter how big the contribution, each dollar goes toward making life better for children. Big Thanks to HP Mayor, Joel Williams III, whose passion for children drives him to sponsor and manage this event each year.  See you on the course!

 

 

More event information:

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Location: 
Children’s Medical Center at Legacy – 7601 Preston Road, Plano TX 75024

Schedule

6:30 a.m. On site registration and packet pick-up opens

7:30 a.m. Bike Rally begins

8:00 a.m. Rally Start closes

9:00 a.m. - 5k Ride begins 

9:30 a.m. 1k kids fun run

10:10 a.m. 5k Run Begins

10:15 a.m. 5k Walk begins

 

About The Author

Cyndi Bassel is senior vice president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and vice president of Children’s Medical Center. Active in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region, Mrs. Bassel is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations.

 

14Apr

100 Women Celebrating Children’s 100th

Children's 100th

 

Many thanks to the 100 Women who contributed $1,000,000 in honor of 100 years of Children’s Medical Center.

Today’s gathering to show appreciation was a wonderful tribute to a lovely group of women dedicated to making life better for our young patients.

 

About The Author

Cyndi Bassel is senior vice president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and vice president of Children’s Medical Center. Active in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region, Mrs. Bassel is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations.
4Apr

The Children’s Cancer Fund 26th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

 

Children’s Cancer Fund

Today the Children’s Cancer Fund holds its 26th Annual Luncheon and fashion show benefiting children’s cancer research at Children’s Medical Center. The event brings together children, celebrities and sponsors for a heartwarming experience. The Luncheon is not only meant to raise money, but also to serve as a positive social-psychological experience for children undergoing cancer treatment. In the words of the CCF: “The Luncheon and fashion show is a day to rejoice in our successes, reflect on our losses and look forward to making childhood cancer curable.”

The Children’s Cancer Fund is a nonprofit organization in Dallas that raises funds to benefit pediatric cancer research and treatment programs in North Dallas. The CCF has donated more than $2.5 million to Children’s since 1986. The organization is an incredible supporter of Children’s and works closely to champion kids in their fight against cancer. I am delighted to attend such an important event put on by an organization so supportive of Children’s Medical Center that is creating a brighter future for kids with cancer.

 

About The Author

Cyndi Bassel is senior vice president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and vice president of Children’s Medical Center. Active in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region, Mrs. Bassel is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations.

 

14Mar

Holly Hassmann of Children’s Medical Center receives Guardian Angel Award

Center Times Guardian Angel Article

The article above was printed in the Feb/March edition of Center Times, a monthly UT Southwestern publication.

I want to extend my congratulations to Holly Hassmann, this year’s recipient of the Guardian Angel Award. Holly’s dedication to Children’s Medical Center goes beyond the walls of the hospital. She is a remarkable woman who has dedicated her life to helping young patients and their families. Holly’s outstanding work and commitment encompass Children’s Medical Center’s fundamental goal of providing exceptional patient care.

In 1997, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Perot created the Guardian Angel Award, an award to be given to Southwestern Medical District employees, other than doctors, “who do outstanding things to improve the medical center and to help make the world a better place through medicine.” I was honored when the Perots named the Award for me during my time at UT Southwestern as Vice President for External Relations. I am even more grateful to stand by others who have been recognized since then for their outstanding contributions to the Southwestern Medical District.

 

About The Author

Cyndi Bassel is senior vice president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and vice president of Children’s Medical Center. Active in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region, Mrs. Bassel is a member of numerous community and charitable organizations.
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