Lisa Sellers via Crowdrise
September 06, 2014
BENEFITING: Arnold Palmer Medical Center
EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2014
Help us to support Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children - a sanctuary of hope and healing. Join the Pure Barre Orlando Team as we raise money to support our local Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Your donation benefits the Child Life Program that helps fund toys, books, and entertainment for children facing surgery and hospitalization insuring a cheerful, comforting environment to minimize stress and generate smiles. Bring a smile to a child who is being treated at our Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to help make their stay at the hospital more comfortable.
Child Life is staffed by Certified Child Life Specialists, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Child Life Assistants, and Healing Arts Specialists. They provide joyous opportunities for the patients while also offering special teaching to prepare children and teens for their experiences. The Assistants help the Specialists in the play areas and can provide children with diversional activities at bedside. Play is an important part of a child’s life - it is the way they learn about the world. During times of stress, such as hospitalization or medical treatment, play can provide a safe and familiar outlet for a child's emotions. This helps children cope more positively with the experience while promoting development and independence. Arnold Palmer Hospital’s Child Life strongly encourages play in the hospital as a vital part of the recovery process.
Arnold Palmer Hospital is community owned and not-for-profit hospital.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is part of Orlando Health serving all of Central Florida.