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Letter from Advocate Children’s Hospital – March 12, 2018

Dear Jump 4 Kids,

Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge would like to wish you luck in your 2018 Jump4Kids (Chicago Connect) Event. We look forward to seeing your volunteer team in June to celebrate your success and donation to our inpatient unit. We are excited to hear about your larger goals – potentially sponsoring services such as our mobile fish tank or magic volunteers that make a tremendous impact on the day-to-day interaction with patients.

We also want to thank you for your previous years’ generous contributions to the children at Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge including the Hugs for Brady buggies, the infant sound machines, and the rooftop playhouse to name a few. These donations have brightened the day of many children and Jump4Kids has made a real difference! In addition to helping normalize the hospital environment, Jump4Kids’ donations are also given to inpatient children in recognition of celebrating a birthday, completing treatment, achieving an invasive procedure, or discharging after a long hospital stay. We are grateful for donors like you who have given these gifts to make our patients’ hospitalization a more positive experience. Thank you so much for your partnership.

With much gratitude,

Annie Brandes, BS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist