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Friday, October 11, 2013
You can help give back this holiday season by purchasing tickets to this spectacular event this holiday season!!
Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes
Nov. 12 Performance to Benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes is returning to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center with an all new show for the first time in four years this holiday season. For one night only, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., proceeds from the show will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
This timeless holiday tradition offers something for everyone: the Rockettes will perform five new numbers as well as cherished favorites like the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and the Living Nativity, all while showcasing their signature eye-high kicks and new costumes and sets. Bring the whole family!
Tickets to this special performance are available exclusively on the Children's website. Also being offered are priceless behind-the-scenes experiences, such as a dance class taught by the Rockettes. This event is made possible by our generous sponsor, Delta Air Lines. For more information and to purchase tickets, visitwww.choa.org/rockettes.
Friday, August 16, 2013
There is no time more difficult in a family’s life than when a child is sick or injured. BMW is proud to join ARMHC and help these families find comfort and hope during their time of need,” said Wayne Schulte, Field Marketing Manager for BMW of North America, Southern Region.
This year’s grand prize winner will drive away in a 2014 BMW Z4 sDrive 28i valued at $50,675.
The second prize winner will receive a $2,500 shopping spree courtesy of H. Stockton. The third prize is a suite of jewelry from Mayors Jewelers at Phipps Plaza.
Raffle tickets are $100 each with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the two Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses. Tickets are available until December 4, 2013 by visiting www.armhc.org or by calling (678) 704-8097.
Since the annual car raffle began 15 years ago, more than $1.75 million has been raised to help fund the operations of Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.
About Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities:
ARMHC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the needs of children by providing temporary housing and support services to families of critically ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a home away from home to more than 42,000 families since the first Atlanta House opened in 1979. For more information about ARMHC, please visit www.armhc.org or call (404) 315-1133.
At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of home, receive nutritious meals prepared and served by volunteers and obtain emotional support through contact with other families experiencing similar situations. No family is turned away if they cannot afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while their children receive medical treatment.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
When it is time to go back to school, your kids' focus should be to learn important things like reading, writing and arithmetic. Your focus, as a parent, should remain the same–keeping your kids healthy so they can learn and grow.
To help you do that, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers some back-to-school tips centered on common school-related issues:
· Backpack Safety - Backpacks are a very handy way for your child to carry his books and other school materials, but they can also put strain on his back muscles and joints and cause back pain if used incorrectly.
· Sleep - During summer vacation, many children and teens get to stay up later and sleep in longer than they would during the school year. This shift often makes returning to an earlier schedule difficult. Getting enough sleep is important to a student's physical health and school performance.
· Germs - Exposure to germs can be a big problem as children go back to school. Germs can be found in all kinds of places and can be spread by any child, adolescent, teen or adult. Addressing the spread of germs in schools is essential to the health of your child. Nearly 22 million school days are lost in the U.S. each year due to the common cold alone.
· Healthy Lunches - Eating a healthy lunch at school is just as essential as having the proper supplies like backpacks, paper and pencils. Whether your child gets their lunch from the school cafeteria or brings a meal from home, it is important to ensure they are eating a well-balanced meal that provides them with the proper daily nutrients. For more info you can also visit www.strong4life.com
For more detailed information about Children’s Back-to-School tips, visit www.choa.org/backtoschool
Monday, July 1, 2013
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is reminding families to be safe this July 4th and avoid directly handling fire-related devices like fireworks and sparklers. During this time of celebration, Children's urges everyone to leave fireworks to the professionals.
"The Fourth of July is an occasion to celebrate outdoors and spend time with family, but nothing ruins a party like a trip to the emergency room," says James Fortenberry, M.D., Director of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. "With the long list of local professional firework displays available, there's no reason to risk life-threatening injuries and burns by putting on your own show. Leave the fireworks to trained professionals."
According to the National Fire Protection Association, during the weeks surrounding July 4th an average of 200 people visit an emergency room with fireworks-related injuries. Fifty-seven percent of all fireworks-related injuries occur during this time each year. The risk of fireworks injury is highest for children ages five to 14, with more than twice the risk for the general population.
Children under 15 years old account for 39 percent of the estimated fireworks injuries, which can include burns, contusions/lacerations, concussion, scarring and even death, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
A list of some Atlanta-area public firework shows can be found here. For more tips on summer safety from Children's, please visit www.choa.org/summersafety.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013