Village and Lake Elementary Schools of Hartland, Michigan are teaming up this April for their first Hartland Strong for Mott campaign. Each school will be participating in a physical activity as a way to fundraise for the Little Victors at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
The students of these schools are working to support four programs at Mott:
A hospital room can seem like a pretty scary and unwelcoming place for a child who is sick. That’s why C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is updating patient rooms to make kids and families feel more at ease. The rooms would feature fun themes, vibrant colors and other welcome distractions that will allow young patients to find a little more joy during their hospital stays.
Hartland Schools will help Mott upgrade rooms so that young patients and families can feel more comfortable and focus on healing.
Pediatric Cancer Research
Each year, more than 13,000 parents hear the words “your child has cancer.” Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States — 1 out of 5 of kids diagnosed with cancer will not survive.
Shockingly, only 4 percent of federal funding for cancer research is directed toward pediatric cancers. Hartland Schools will help our fundraising campaign to generate much-needed support for groundbreaking research at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Learn more here.
Child and Family Life
Child and Family Life at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital provides many programs and activities that create routines, comfort, and a little bit of fun during a patient’s health care journey. These activities improve healing under circumstances that can often feel overwhelming.
Hartland Schools will help Mott provide activities such as art therapy, music therapy and medical play for our patients and their siblings. Learn more here.
Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation
Children with mobility issues can often feel isolated or lack confidence in their abilities. U-M’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is committed to helping patients find better health, function, and quality of life. Through treatment, recreational programs, and other inclusive activities, we show young patients they can be active and have fun just like siblings, friends, and other kids their age.
Hartland Schools is supporting Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to ensure young patients with disabilities and injuries have access to the best care and the activities that interest them. Learn more here.
Please note Village Elementary will be fundraising from March 25 - April 12 and Lakes Elementary will be fundraising from April 5 - April 25.