The long awaited return of Racing For Kids to the Hill was all the more thrilling and enjoyable this year because of all the obstacles that needed to be overcome to bring it back for its 15th year! Uncertainty over the pandemic, a fire in our building the week before – we had a lot […]
Racing For Kids kicked off the holiday season with two special visits one to Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the other to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Both visits were Christmas gift “drop offs” to help brighten a hospital stay for many metro Detroit and Kansas City children.
In the Detroit visit, a couple of Santa’s best elves (Racing For Kids’ Linda Finger and Debby Wright) stopped by the hospital on December 9 with several bags full of gifts for the kids. Each child received a “Star Night” rotating planet night light projector to magically transform their hospital ceiling into a sky galaxy constellation.
Racing For Kids’ CEO Pat Wright explained, “2020 has been a tough year, especially for hospitalized kids who haven’t been able to have visitors to take their minds off their tests and treatments. We’re hoping these rotating galaxy lamps will bring a little magic into their rooms and entertain during them their recovery.”
On hand to receive the presents were Kathy Donovan, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Kate Kesner, from The Children’s Foundation, and Sincead Nimmo, CHM Child Life Project Specialist.
Racing For Kids’ other holiday visit was to Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City. Racing For Kids partner TranSystems Corporation, which is headquartered in Kansas City, sponsored the visit and delivered the “Star Night” projectors to the hospital.