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December 22, 2020

Racing For Kids Jumpstarts the holidays with special Christmas Visits

by Rick Muzingo

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.

From left, Linda Finger, from Racing For Kids, Kate Kesner of the Children’s Foundation, Kathy Donovan, president and CEO of CHM and Debby Wright of Racing For Kids are pictured in front of Children’s Hospital of Michigan on gift drop off day.

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.

TranSystems Corporation employees Jill Black, left and Rachel Brower deliver the Racing For Kids gifts to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.