Served over 6,000 family meals to family members staying with patients in the hospital (as of January 2018)
81 volunteers provided over 400+ volunteer hours at AFCH (as of January 2018)
Support the annual Tyler's Place Sibling Party each April for siblings of hospitalized patients
Host events in the AFCH lobby for patients and families 4 times per year including two festive carnivals with fun games and prizes and two art parties for patients of all ages to create various crafts.
Fund important AFCH patient and family support services and programs:
Inspiration Beads for neurology patients
Bereavement Program - Fund resources and keepsakes (hand or footprint) for families
Therapeutic Art Cart
Comfort Kits with age-appropriate distraction items for patients
Enhanced the services provided at the Positive Image Center
Trach Buddies - Provides medical play and support for patients with a tracheostomy
Massage Therapy Program - Supports kids with chronic pain or other difficult circumstances who cannot find relief using traditional pharmaceuticals
Child Life Program in the Emergency Dept - Provided services to 200+ children in 2016. When a child arrives in the ER dept, they are thrust into an unfamiliar environment which can lead to crying, fussing and tantrums. This fear can make proper treatment a difficult task for providers. Child Life Specialists and their services help make the child and parents' time as stress-free as possible. This leads to better care and treatment of the child.
UW Kids Cancer Program - The annual CATCH Fall Ball in November 2017 raised $15,000 for this program supporting a cutting-edge microscope allowing our researchers to be on the forefront of finding a cure for cancer. Learn more #UWKidsCancer
Pain Management & Palliative Care Programs - The annual CATCH Fall Ball in November 2018 raised over $22,000 for these programs, crucial for the children facing chronic pain, declining quality of life, and those nearing end-of-life. Insurance and traditional payers of medical expenses typically do not cover much of the cost of these two programs. Learn more here: Pain Management & Palliative Care