2020 Red Balloon Run & Ride

Informaniacs

Welcome to our Team!

We will be posting news about our team, upcoming team meetings and events here. Please consider donating or joining our team!

Who are we supporting?

We are able to Pick a Fight and choose the specific program, service, clinic, and/or research center we want to support.  This year, the Informaniacs have chosen to support our Social Work department.

 

Social Work

Like most family support programs at Children’s Health, social work services are not covered by insurance and rely on philanthropy to be offered free of charge to all families in need.

 

Like most family support programs at Children’s Health, social work services are not covered by insurance and rely on philanthropy to be offered free of charge to all families in need.

Many families arrive at Children’s Health unprepared for their child’s medical journey – whether it’s a traumatic injury that brings a child to the Level 1 Trauma Center in our Emergency Department or finding out their child has cancer. Compounding the psychological toll of absorbing and managing a child’s medical condition are the logistical and financial complexities that families confront during treatment. Some families face economic hardship due to the cost of medical care or missed work and wages related to their child’s illness or injury, and many families in our care struggle financially prior to their child’s condition. Additionally, some families must travel far from their hometowns and personal support networks to receive care at our facilities, further adding to the financial and psychological they endure.

Social workers at Children’s Health aid families during these times of great stress, providing psychosocial support, resource referrals, and more. To help these families focus more on helping their children heal – rather than the stresses of financial difficulty – the Social Work team at Children’s Health also manages the Indigent Family Assistance Fund, which provides financial support for qualified families to obtain necessities, such as meals, clothing, transportation, convenient lodging, car seats, and medical supplies, while their children are in our care. Assistance with these everyday non-medical expenses can make a world of difference to our patient families as they stand alongside their children who bravely battle disease or injury. More than $100,000 is distributed from the Indigent Family Assistance Fund to families each year across the Children’s Health system.

100% of the money we raise will go to Children's in support of my Fight!

What is Passion for Children's?

Passion for Children's is a grassroots fundraising campaign, designed for people of all ages, for the exclusive benefit of Children's Health. We encourage participants to pledge to raise a minimum of $100 annually, and choose a specific program, service, clinic and/or research center to benefit from their fundraising.

Everyone may not have the same cause, but Passion for Children's unites fundraisers through hope, courage, vision and determination to make a difference in the lives of children treated at Children's Health.

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