scribbles | January 2012 Issue

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Happy New Year! 
2011 was a great year at Children’s Hospital Foundation and we couldn’t have done it without you. Because of the support of our community, we continue to heal children and save lives. 

Watch our inspiring video

Camp Out For Kids Radiothon:
Camp Out for Kids was a great success! Listeners donated over $100,000 to Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Join Children's at our next event

Upcoming Events:
*IHOP National Pancake Day, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Tues., Feb., 28, Your Local IHOP
*St. Baldrick's Head-Shaving Event, Sat., March 17, 11am - 6pm, Children's Outpatient Center (OPC) Atrium
*Save The DateNotes & Words, April 28, 2012 at Fox Theater Oakland

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Upcoming Trainings:
*Bowling Night for Children's Cancer Survivors, Sponsored by Strike 3 Foundation founded by Oakland A's pitcher Craig Breslow, Sun., Jan. 22, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Albany Bowl, 540 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA, RSVP required, please complete & return this flyer by Jan. 20

*Free Community Lecture: Stay on Track - How to avoid the risk of injuries for track athletes, Children's Hospital Oakland Outpatient Center (OPC) Auditorium, 744 52nd Street, Tues., Jan. 24, 6 - 7pm, RSVP: Required, (510) 428-3558

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Healing Children, Saving Lives Video
Patient with Parent & Children's Hospital Staff

Sickle cell success from a baby brother’s cord blood
"If I met somebody today who has my challenge, I will tell them, ‘There is hope.’ And if they ask me, ‘Where is hope?’ I will say, 'Go to Children’s Hospital in Oakland.’"

Tony Idigima is a grateful father. His son, Lebura, suffered a stroke at age 4 as a result of his sickle cell anemia. To treat Lebura’s sickle cell disease, his family came to Children’s Hospital Oakland for a cord blood transplant. Children’s pioneered this treatment and established the first of its kind, a Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program.

Read about the Idigima family's harrowing journey starting in Nigeria. 

Parents in Reflection Room

A special suite for children with life-limiting illnesses
Families who have lost a child gathered with staff and donors at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for the launch of our hospital's new Pediatric Palliative Care Program. The program works with health care providers and patient families to focus on enhancing quality of life and relieving suffering for a child at any stage in illness. A suite, called the Reflection Room, also opened. This suite will be a private space for patient families.

Read Oakland North's post to learn how our new palliative care program and Reflection Room help provide peace to our patients and their families.

Girl Drinking Milk

Your child's brown bag lunch
Every parent wants to give their children healthy, balanced lunches filled with nutritious foods—but parents also know that the world's toughest food critics are kids. Getting kids to actually eat a homemade, healthy lunch can be a challenge—but Children’s nutritionists have some tricks up their sleeves that can please even the pickiest eaters. We've put together a brown bag lunch plan with tips on planning school lunches. The Mix & Match Brown Bag Lunch Plan lets you choose lunch menus that match your kid’s age and tastes. All of the tips have been taste-tested by kids and analyzed by a nutritionist, so you can be sure that you are making lunch choices that are nutritious every day of the week. 

Create a 7-day healthy lunch plan for your kids. 

We're Amazed:
The Pacific Choir raised over $3,000 for Children's Hospital Oakland through their annual concert! And they performed for the kids in our hospital on Christmas Eve. Their voices were amazing, beautiful and inspiring. We thank them for their support—and for sharing their talent with us.

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