BENEFITING: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
ORGANIZER: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
My children, Declan (10) and Bennett (7 1/2), were both born with hearing loss due to a genetic mutation. As a result of cochlear implants and the support of terrific audiologists and speech pathologists, and educators they now have age appropriate speech/language and are fully and successfully mainstreamed into our local school. We are so grateful and want to make sure other families have access to the best information, technology and services for their children.
I am running the Half Marathon for the Hearing Center Auxiliary of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh foundation. This organization help sponsors music as therapy for children with hearing loss, conducts educational forums for families and provides hearing aids for children without access to medical assistance. There is so much more to do to ensure all children with hearing loss have access to appropriate technology, services and education. Every donation helps us in this mission.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is the sole fund-raising arm of the hospital. The Foundation exists to provide financial support for the hospital’s mission. The funds raised help the hospital to seed research and maintain the momentum of discoveries; to supplement government funds for training the next generation of pediatricians; and to serve all the region’s children, even when their families cannot afford care. In Fiscal Year 2013, the Foundation provided $38 million in support to the hospital and gave more than 19,000 donors the opportunity to have an impact on the health of children locally and worldwide. Established in 2000, the Foundation manages assets totaling $217 million. The current staff complement is 30 fund-raisers and support staff. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and it is a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
Please support the Run for Children's team today and make your miles matter!
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If you have any questions about the Run for Children's team contact Sarah Novak at 412-692-6576 or email@example.com.