Its that time of year, the weather is warming up and we are busy gearing up for Kilometer For Kids! Our goal this year is to fill our field with participants both young and old. The date is Sunday June 11, 2017. We will be launching registration Wednesday May 3rd via our website. We are looking forward to seeing so many on the track.
Our ‘Smiles For All’ program has embraced hospitals by storm, thanks to creator Naiomi Bielak we have Ballerina teams in New York City and Toronto. In New York we couldn’t have this program without the support/partnership of Joffrey Ballet School. We are excited that Joffrey Ballet School is now opening up a second school in Dallas and we are looking forward to working with them and bringing our program there! This program brings something magical to all patients, and staff, while everyone is left with hope and for a few minutes, they forget that they are in a hospital. Check out our ‘Smiles For All’ page for photos and more information.
Our ‘Committed To Crafting’ program is always being asked by a new hospital. In 2016 we gave out over 50,000 craft kits and we are hoping to double that amount this year.
‘Creating Breathing Space’ is our specialized program for Teen/Adolescent Mental Health In Patients. In numerous of our hospitals it also includes, Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse. With this program we have broken the stigma that these are the forgotten youth. We not only supply art supplies, but we supply the little every day life things that remind them that they are safe. Our program is the only program of its kind, currently we are in over 33 hospitals.
All of our programs could not exist or grow if it was not for our sponsors. Our donors are children with their piggy banks filled with coins or the corporate sponsor that help underwrite a shipment. Every donor makes a difference. We welcome everyone to become a donor.
As always I want thank everyone from our volunteers to our sponsors to the child life specialists to the nurses to the parents to the patients who let us into their lives. Thank you all for believing in Crafting For a Cure and helping us to bring smiles to all children when a hospital visit is necessary.
Crafting For a Cure