Monday, March 2, 2015

Kid's Day March 3, 2015 & National Pancake Day Fundraiser

It's that time of the year again
where we celebrate 
Kid's Day!

Kid's Day is special to my family because when my youngest son
Deondre was 9 months old he was hospitalized for 10 days.
Valley Children's staff was amazing with him.
They saved his life and I am forever grateful.
I normally would give $6 because I have 6 kids,
but now with the additions of the grandies,
I am upping my donation to $12.

Thousands of volunteers from all over the Valley will be collecting 
donations on almost every street corner in
Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings, Merced and Mariposa counties.

This years goal is to raise over $530,000
(which was raised last year)
for the non profit Valley Children's Hospital.

$1 will get you the Kid's Day Special Edition with coupons
and articles such as:
• A look at a father and daughter who have both been treated at Valley Children’s Hospital. Years ago, the dad lost a leg to bone cancer, but his time recuperating at the hospital was so positive he decided to go into the medical profession and now works at the facility.
• The hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care unit is a Level IV, the highest ranking for any such facility. That means the hospital can take care of any medical situation with newborns except doing transplants.
• A team of Home Care department therapists, nurses and others hit the road to visit patients in their homes.
• Child Life specialists, assistants and volunteers work as liaisons between medical staff and patients.
• The hospital’s imaging department has MRI machines now with SensaVue screens that enable patients to view a video during an exam.
• Neymar and his parents, Viviana and Juan Mendez, are this year’s official ambassadors for the hospital. Despite numerous medical problems, the family remains upbeat and optimistic because of the treatment Neymar has received.

If for some reason you do not see a volunteer, 
you can also text GEORGE to 90999
to make a $5 donation.

Tomorrow is IHOP National Pancake Day
Here is a list of the Valley IHOP's that will be participating:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Participating IHOPs in the valley:
IHOP 1100 Shaw Ave. Clovis, CA
IHOP 3020 Tulare St. Fresno, CA
IHOP 3418 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA
IHOP 2201 W. Cleveland Ave. Madera, CA
IHOP 455 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA
IHOP 1627 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 
IHOP 7119 N. Fresno St. Fresno, CA
IHOP 1004 E. Prosperity Ave. Tulare, CA
IHOP 180 N. 11th Ave. Hanford, CA
IHOP 780 W. El Monte Way, Dinuba

For more info go to IHOP Pancake Day
Have a blessed day!


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