Children's Hospitals Week
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April 19 - 25
Join us as we celebrate Penn State Children's Hospital and the miracles that happen there every day thanks to your incredible support. Check out our engaging schedule of events, and consider making a donation that will be matched to support our newly created CMN Patient Assistance Endowment to help families facing financial burdens in addition to their child's medical diagnosis.
Monday - Friday
Monday, April 19
Tuesday, April 20
Wednesday, April 21
Thursday, April 22
Friday, April 23
Show your support by:
Universal Media-Analytics is matching all online gifts up to $10,000. Additionally, all gifts will be matched throughout the week by a stretch pool of sponsors including Walmart Stores, Inc., JPL, and Bryn Mawr Trust. Shollenberger, Januzzi and Wolfe is the official Kids Helping Kids sponsor and will be matching all gifts made by kids up to $5,000.
- After you give, help us spread the word! Wear a bandage and write the name of a child who has been helped by our hospital. Share your band-aid photo online with the hashtag, #ChildrensHospitalsWeek.
- Download and use our #ChildrensHospitalsWeek Zoom backgrounds (Background1, Background 2).
- Use our Facebook profile frames (1, 2, 3).
Patient Assistance Endowment
Being in the hospital is a scary time for kids and families. For some families, food or financial insecurities can make it even more stressful. Imagine you’re already living paycheck-to-paycheck when the unthinkable happens – your child is facing a serious illness or injury.
How will you afford all of the medication? How much will you spend on gas driving to appointments? Will you have to choose between a medical device for your child or paying your heating bill?
This is the reality for many families in our community. The patient assistance endowment provides funds after families have exhausted other forms of payment including insurance.
That means your gift will help provide:
- food boxes and meal vouchers
- clothing vouchers
- gas cards and taxi fares
- support for prescription medication
- durable medical devices
"Ayden was born 12 weeks early and needed to stay in the NICU, my husband was out of leave and did not qualify for FMLA. I lost my job due to my medical complications and Ayden's need for an extended hospital stay. As the sole provider for our family, my husband was driving to Erie, working 40 hours in a span of three days and returning to Hershey to be with us in the hospital. At $40 a tank of gas did not come cheap on one income, thankfully we were blessed with gas vouchers that helped soften that blow to our pockets. Each week our NICU social worker would bring a gas voucher and we would take a trip to the Turkey Hill across from the hospital to fill the tank, grab a hot dog and iced tea before my husband would start back on his 5-hour journey home."
- Miracle Mom Nicole