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 the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 45 locations in Northern California and 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 at stanfordchildrens.org and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. You can also discover how we are Building the Hospital of the Future. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.