PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Media Advisory
When: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 10 am to 4 pm.
Who: Open to the entire community, free of charge.
What: More than 75 interactive booths, games, arts and crafts, educational activities, skill-building demonstrations, bounce houses, stage performances and food from favorite local restaurants including California Café, Andronico’s Market, MacArthur Park Restaurant, and Fraiche Yogurt. A multitude of giveaways for kids and families including reusable shopping bags, jump ropes, collapsible frisbees, and more.
Visuals: SF Giants Mascot Gigante and other popular local sports celebrities interacting with children; kids climbing aboard a real fire truck and ambulance; elected officials and civic leaders; stage performances from local bands including PapaHugs, physician-musicians, hula hoop teams, Chinese lion dancers and more.
Where: Intersection of Quarry and Welch Roads, Palo Alto, CA 94304.
Background: On June 10, 1991, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford opened its doors to children and expectant mothers. Since that historic day 20 years ago, the hospital’s exceptional service and historic breakthroughs in transplant, cardiology, neonatology, oncology and more have earned it a perennial distinction as one of the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospitals. After helping so many children celebrate their birthdays, Packard Children’s is now ready to celebrate its own.
About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is an internationally recognized leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty from the routine to rare, for every child and pregnant woman. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we deliver this innovative care and research through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more about our full range of preeminent programs and network of care at stanfordchildrens.org, and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the heart of Stanford Children’s Health, and is one of the nation’s top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. For a decade, we have received the highest specialty rankings of any Northern California children’s hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, and are the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital award for quality and patient care safety. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.