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Volunteering: Mind the Gap

Volunteering: Mind the Gap
When a child receives a wish, there is an army of effort behind each one. Wishes all start with referrals. Referrals can come from members of children’s medical teams, children’s families, or even the children themselves. Once each child qualifies for a wish, a team of volunteers takes over. Make-A-Wish volunteers make each wish possible, but there is a gap between how many eligible children are waiting for their wishes to be granted, and the number of volunteers available to make them happen.

Jan 29, 2016

Volunteering: Mind the Gap

Volunteering: Mind the Gap
When a child receives a wish, there is an army of effort behind each one. Wishes all start with referrals. Referrals can come from members of children’s medical teams, children’s families, or even the children themselves. Once each child qualifies for a wish, a team of volunteers takes over. Make-A-Wish volunteers make each wish possible, but there is a gap between how many eligible children are waiting for their wishes to be granted, and the number of volunteers available to make them happen.

Pawsitive Therapy: The Healing Power of the Human-Animal Bond

Pawsitive Therapy
Dogs are a man’s best friend but, for kids battling illness, relief from the stress of their situation may come on four legs. A study shows that furry friends may also improve a child’s chance of surviving cancer. An ongoing study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) demonstrates the positive influence animal assisted interventions can have on children undergoing cancer treatment. The research, which was conducted in multiple hospitals and rehabilitation facilities throughout America, was presented at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in October 2015.

Jan 13, 2016

Pawsitive Therapy: The Healing Power of the Human-Animal Bond

Pawsitive Therapy
Dogs are a man’s best friend but, for kids battling illness, relief from the stress of their situation may come on four legs. A study shows that furry friends may also improve a child’s chance of surviving cancer. An ongoing study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) demonstrates the positive influence animal assisted interventions can have on children undergoing cancer treatment. The research, which was conducted in multiple hospitals and rehabilitation facilities throughout America, was presented at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in October 2015.

Dec 09, 2015

Keeping Mom Healthy: Caring For A Child Through Treatment

Sari & Jeffers
It’s not unlike the oft-heard safety announcement on an airplane - “firmly secure your oxygen mask before helping those around you.” The point of the instruction is that you will need to be healthy enough to help others in a time of crisis. But is this same approach even remotely possible when caring for a sick child?

Dec 09, 2015

Keeping Mom Healthy: Caring For A Child Through Treatment

Sari & Jeffers
It’s not unlike the oft-heard safety announcement on an airplane - “firmly secure your oxygen mask before helping those around you.” The point of the instruction is that you will need to be healthy enough to help others in a time of crisis. But is this same approach even remotely possible when caring for a sick child?

Nov 24, 2015

Giving Tuesday - Altruism Drives Human Behavior

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday

Nov 24, 2015

Giving Tuesday - Altruism Drives Human Behavior

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday

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