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Ways Our Families and Friends Are Helping

Individual contributions help us to continue our mission of improving the health of sick children through excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Individual gifts can be made to the Hopkins Children’s to support various programs, services or research projects – all of which benefit our patients and their families.

Oriole Treats Hopkins Kids to Some Baseball

Child at Ballgame 09Baltimore Oriole Nick Markakis and his wife Christina treat some children from Hopkins Children's Youth Fitness Circle to the "suite life" at Camden Yards, as well as some winning baseball. Learn More About Oriole Treats Hopkins Kids to Some Baseball


MLB Umpires Visit Hopkins Children's

Umps 09Major League Baseball Umpires donate stuffed animals and their help in dressing them for Hopkins Children's patients. The Oriole Bird offers some friendly support. Learn More About MLB Umpires Visit Hopkins Children's


Perry Hall Students Link Toward Technology for Hopkins Children's

Perry Hall_thumbIn Perry Hall, Md., students raise more than $27,000 with 50-cent paper links to help fund improved technology for their teenage peers hospitalized at Hopkins Children's. Learn More About Perry Hall Students Link Toward Technology for Hopkins Children's


Super Bowl Players Meet Other Tough Guys at Hopkins Children's

Ravens VisitBaltimore Ravens wide Receivers Mark Clayton and Derrick Mason met their match in toughness in patients in the pediatric oncology clinic at Johns Hopkins. Clayton and Mason volunteered their time to boost spirits and share war stories. Learn More About Super Bowl Players Meet Other Tough Guys at Hopkins Children's


Baker Family Funds Playground for New Hopkins Children's Building

Great EscapePediatric patients will have their own retreat in the new children’s hospital, two stories of it, in fact. The family of Julia Scott Clayton Baker, a Baltimorean by marriage and devotion, is bringing some of the outside in to them. In what Hopkins’ architects dub “The Great Escape” – an enclosed playroom on the building’s top two levels – patients will be able to leave some worries behind and delight in a sunlit expanse of “nature” with a simulated beach and garden, and a real playground. Learn More About Baker Family Funds Playground for New Hopkins Children's Building


Funding a Fellowship in Ethics

Elaine and John FreemanPediatric neurologist John Freeman, who directed the Division of Pediatric Epilepsy from 1972 to 2002, and Elaine Freeman, former vice president of Corporate Communications, together gave nearly a century of their lives to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Now they’re giving even more in creating and funding a fellowship in a much-needed area – clinical ethics. Learn More About Funding a Fellowship in Ethics


Reinhard Family Funds Professorship to Combat Food Allergies

Robert Wood and ReinhardsIn Bethesda, Md., Julie Reinhard ignored her former pediatrician’s suggestion that she feed her 9-month-old peanut butter as a source of protein. “A red flag went up,” she recalls. “I didn’t understand then anything about ‘sensitization’ and ‘exposure,’ but I’d heard warnings against giving very young children peanut products because of possible allergic reactions.” Learn More About Reinhard Family Funds Professorship to Combat Food Allergies


Running the Great Wall of China for Pediatric Pulmonology

Jeff ArricaleJeff Arricale thought of the blessings in his life. Chief among them was his family – particularly his 5-year-old son Jake in whose honor Arricale and two intrepid T. Rowe Price colleagues were traversing some of the steepest and harshest terrain in the world. Their endeavor would raise more than $60,000 to help foster new research and therapies for the treatment of chronic interstitial lung disease in children. Learn More About Running the Great Wall of China for Pediatric Pulmonology


Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care

MentalHealthTeam_TConcerned by the growing numbers of children with mental health issues in Hopkins Children’s community clinic and the consequences for untreated children, The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Hopkins Children’s Harriet Lane Clinic have developed, with the help of private funding, a new model for mental health services in a pediatric primary care setting. Learn More About Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care


Shattucks Donate $1 Millon for Burn Unit in New Building

Burn DollConstellation Energy Group CEO Mayo Shattuck and his wife, Molly, have given $1 million through their family foundation toward construction of a new pediatric burn center at Hopkins Children's. The burn unit in their name will be housed in the new hospital building, now under construction. Learn More About Shattucks Donate $1 Millon for Burn Unit in New Building


A Family Invests in Finding Answers to Prevent Biliary Atresia

img_thumb_meehan_golfMore than 100 golfers braved a wet and stormy course May 30 in the name of Zachary Meehan. They gathered at the Oakmount Green Golf Course in Hampstead, Md., for the 11th Annual Zachary Meehan Memorial Golf Tournament to help fund research at Hopkins Children’s to prevent the leading reason for all pediatric liver transplants: biliary atresia. Learn More About A Family Invests in Finding Answers to Prevent Biliary Atresia


A Family Works to Fill Void For Rare Endocrine Condition

adam and germain-leeIn his pint-size white doctor’s coat, Adam, 4, hands over a check to help fund the research that will help him grow up. In return, he gets a hug from his physician, Emily Germain-Lee, in the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Hopkins Children’s. Learn More About A Family Works to Fill Void For Rare Endocrine Condition


Blogging from the Sahara for Hopkins

Saharra RunSahara desert in Morocco. Excerpts from Jeff Arricale’s emails home during the Marathon des Sables, Mar. 28-April 3, 2008, during which Arricale, with the help of colleagues, family and friends raised more than $80,000 for pediatric pulmonology at Hopkins Children's. Learn More About Blogging from the Sahara for Hopkins


Carson Harris Fund Commemorates End of Seizures

Carson HarrisAt five months of age, Carson Harris began to exhibit behaviors that perplexed her first-time parents. Following crying fits, the infant would stare off into space. When Carson began banging her head on a toy, the Glen Arm, Md., couple called her pediatrician, who recommended they take her to the pediatric neurology clinic at Hopkins Children’s. Learn More About Carson Harris Fund Commemorates End of Seizures


Hammerheads Swim for Hopkins!

Hammerheads_thumbIn July, the Hunting Hills Swim Team raised more than $2,600 for Hopkins Children’s. Go, Hammerheads, go! Learn More About Hammerheads Swim for Hopkins!


Hard Travelers in the Spirit

Hard Trav Cute PatientMusicians Mack Bailey, Kenn Roberts and the Hard Travelers make it their business to bring music and lots of fun to Hopkins Children's patients and their families. Learn More About Hard Travelers in the Spirit


Pediatric Cardiology Seeks Fellowship Support

JoelBrennerthumbIn the Helen B. Taussig Children’s Cardiac Center in the Department of Pediatrics at Hopkins Children’s, director Joel Brenner wants to ensure that its legacy as a world leader in advancing pediatric cardiology continues. He is engaged in building the Division of Pediatric Cardiology’s endowment to support its fellowship program. “Our fellows represent the future of this specialty,” says Brenner who had led the division for nearly a decade, and overseen its growth from five to thirteen faculty members today. Learn More About Pediatric Cardiology Seeks Fellowship Support


Providing a Safe Harbor for Children with Diabetes

Dr. Plotnick with Wanda KingWhen her daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with pediatric diabetes at the age of 13, Wanda King turned to Johns Hopkins. “I wanted the best for her,” she says, “and that’s what I got.” In the care of pediatric endocrinologist Leslie Plotnick, pediatric nurse educator Loretta Clark and the pediatric diabetes team, Katie’s healthy life was restored. Learn More About Providing a Safe Harbor for Children with Diabetes


Sahara Marathon For Hopkins Children's

Arricale SaharaAs if raising four children and working as a portfolio manager for T. Rowe Price isn’t demanding enough, Marylander Jeff Arricale trained for months to take on what is considered the toughest foot race on earth. During the six-day, 156-mile marathon across the Sahara that ended in early April, Arricale ran for Hopkins Children’s pulmonary team. Learn More About Sahara Marathon For Hopkins Children's


Sara’s Garden: A Sanctuary for Families Planned for New Hospital

Sara's gardenCheryl and Steve Wilhide and their family are raising funds toward the design and creation of “Sara’s Garden” in the new hospital building's open courtyard. Drawn from the images of Sara’s favorite book, "The Little Prince," the garden captures interactive elements from the children's story such as volcanoes, a water pump, birds-in-flight and stars that light up when brushed. “Sara would have loved it,” says her father. Learn More About Sara’s Garden: A Sanctuary for Families Planned for New Hospital


Swimming from the Heart for Pediatric Cardiology

Kade at the poolKade Hannan was among those who swam to help others last summer. In his little turtle-print swimming trunks, the 4-year-old dog-paddled in the shallow end of the Towson Golf and Country Club pool, surrounded by children and adults swimming lap after lap in his name. His sister, Margo, 7, swam 76 laps. By day’s end, they had raised more than $16,000 for the Division of Pediatric Cardiology fund to support Hopkins Children’s cardiac patient families. Learn More About Swimming from the Heart for Pediatric Cardiology


Tutoring In the Harriet Lane Clinic

TutoringFifth-grader Daja Bailey is reading about flamingos in Hopkins Children’s Harriet Lane Clinic. In a nearby exam room, her younger sister Keyona reviews spelling words. And around the corner in a small conference room, Antuane Breeden, 9, concentrates on math flash cards. Each is in the engaged company of a Johns Hopkins University student devoting two afternoons a week to tutor one of the 15 Harriet Lane patients after clinic hours. Learn More About Tutoring In the Harriet Lane Clinic


Tyrin Burton Fund to Benefit Hopkins Children's Burn Program

Tyrin BurtonThe family of Tyrin Burton has set up a memorial fund in his name at Hopkins Children's to help others afford many of the items critical to the best rehabilitation possible after pediatric burn patients leave the hospital. To help support the Tyrin Burton Fund at Hopkins the family is hosting a charity ball, Sat., April 5, 2009, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., at Martin's East, featuring "L.A. and the Unusual Suspects." For tickets, $100 each, call 410-866-1820. Learn More About Tyrin Burton Fund to Benefit Hopkins Children's Burn Program


Valentine from the Heart: Parents Thank Pediatric Cardiology

Biegels_thumbWe knew our son was sick before he was born. It was evident something was wrong with his heart. Two months after his birth, Joseph underwent open heart surgery at Hopkins Children’s to repair multiple congenital heart defects. Throughout his infancy, he was weak and fragile, requiring constant medical care and trips to Hopkins. It was a rough recovery, with scary moments, but he came through it like the fighter he is. Learn More About Valentine from the Heart: Parents Thank Pediatric Cardiology


Hopkins Pediatric Burn Unit Charity Ball Planned

TyrinBurtonIn appreciation for the compassionate care her son Tyrin received in the pediatric burn center at Hopkins Children’s, Marylander Tanaya Banks and her family are organizing their first fundraiser to support their new Tyrin Burton Fund at Hopkins in his memory. Learn More About Hopkins Pediatric Burn Unit Charity Ball Planned


Marriott Chef Cooks Up a Fundraiser

Team leahExecutive Chef Tim Mullen put his culinary expertise to good use – raising money for Hopkins Children’s – with a reception at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The culinary extravaganza supported Mullen and Iron Chefs participation in “Team Leah II” in the American Odyssey Relay Adventure from Gettysburg to Washington, D.C.,“to give back” to Hopkins Children's for his daughter's care. Learn More About Marriott Chef Cooks Up a Fundraiser


Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care

MentalHealthTeam_TConcerned by the growing numbers of children with mental health issues in Hopkins Children’s community clinic and the consequences for untreated children, The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Hopkins Children’s Harriet Lane Clinic have developed, with the help of private funding, a new model for mental health services in a pediatric primary care setting. Learn More About Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care


Raffles, In-Store Promotions Among CMN Fundraisers

CMNChildren’s Miracle Network (CMN) sponsors, including Wal-Mart, SAM'S CLUB, Marriott, Rite Aid, RE/MAX and Costco, are among the many national corporations that support Hopkins Children's with in-store promotions, employee contests, customer contributions, and fundraisers like car washes and those paper CMN balloon sales. Learn More About Raffles, In-Store Promotions Among CMN Fundraisers


Ravens' Stover Helps Kick Off Hopkins Children's Fundraiser

Matt Stover-thumbBaltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover demonstrated again his longtime support of Hopkins Children’s with a generous check to help launch the kick-off of Mix 106.5 FM’s annual Radiothon, that galvanized corporate and community support for Hopkins Children’s. Learn More About Ravens' Stover Helps Kick Off Hopkins Children's Fundraiser


Reading to Patients at Hopkins Children's

Reading Lady SimoneSimone Thompson sweeps her blue velvet cape over one shoulder to reveal her matching velvet bag, weighted by a half-a-dozen story books. “I am the story lady today,” she tells, with aplomb, an enquiring passerby on the pediatric patient unit. Most days she is a social work supervisor in the pediatric emergency department and coordinator for Hopkins Children’s Child Protection team. Thompson is among a growing number of staff volunteers in the new Mobile Reading Program on pediatric inpatient floors. Learn More About Reading to Patients at Hopkins Children's


Running for Sydney Moss to Cure Biliary Atresia

Sydney MossFeeling helpless against the chronic disease threatening their little daughter Sydney, but about which so little still is known, Lindsay and Stephen Moss decided to fund Johns Hopkins research that may finally explain its cause. Avid joggers, the Mosses organized and hosted a charity foot race to help fund biliary atresia research. Learn More About Running for Sydney Moss to Cure Biliary Atresia


Tri to Help Fuels Epilepsy Research at Hopkins Children's

Tri to HelpJohns Hopkins employee Trent Stroup ran (biked and swam) his fourth “Tri to Win” triathlon in March, 2009, to help support the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Hopkins Children’s and the research of epilepsy specialist Eric Kossoff, who has cared for Stroup’s daughter since infancy. This year’s event took place at two local clubs, Brick Bodies and Merritt Athletic Club. Learn More About Tri to Help Fuels Epilepsy Research at Hopkins Children's


Providing a Safe Harbor for Children with Diabetes

Dr. Plotnick with Wanda KingWhen her daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with pediatric diabetes at the age of 13, Wanda King turned to Johns Hopkins. “I wanted the best for her,” she says, “and that’s what I got.” In the care of pediatric endocrinologist Leslie Plotnick, pediatric nurse educator Loretta Clark and the pediatric diabetes team, Katie’s healthy life was restored. Learn More About Providing a Safe Harbor for Children with Diabetes


Dr. Cathy DeAngelis Endowment Fund Established For Child Life

Check presentationCatherine DeAngelis, M.D. — editor-in-chief of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Scientific Publications and Multimedia Applications and former vice dean for academic affairs and faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine — has designated a $100,000 grant for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to establish the Dr. Cathy DeAngelis Endowment Fund. Learn More About Dr. Cathy DeAngelis Endowment Fund Established For Child Life



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