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December 10, 2021

Racing For Kids Lights Up The Rooms For Kids At Children’s Hospital Of Michigan

by Rick Muzingo

Racing For Kids brightened the day and the rooms of more than 100 hospitalized youngsters in Children’s Hospital of Michigan this week. For the 2nd year in a row, the suburban Detroit based auto racing children’s charity delivered individual “Night Light Projector” gifts to the youngsters, some of whom may be spending the holidays in the hospital.

Each child will be able to select one of seven projector patterns to light up their entire room any time of day or night, helping take their minds off of often protracted and painful medical procedures.

Linda Finger, Racing For Kids’ Event & Design Director, delivered the special presents on December 7. Accepting for the kids was Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s AJ Quackenbush, Ex. Dir. Of Development for Hospital – Based Initiatives; Sinead Nimmo, Child Life Projects Specialist and Jessica Yakima, Marketing Manager.

Racing For Kids has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Michigan since 1989. Finishing up its 32nd year, Racing For Kids brings celebrity IndyCar drivers to the bed sides of hospitalized children. Since its inception, it has touched the lives of 45,000 youngsters in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan and Mexico in more than 750 hospital visits and programs. In that time the charity has also raised more than $8M for the hospitals visited and other deserving child health institutions.