Sunday, September 13, 2009

CHOP Visit


This weekend was two days filled with appearances and one day of rest. Friday afternoon I spent some quality time with Miss New Jersey and Miss Pennsylvania at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for 98.1 WOGL's Radiothon. When we arrived, we were immediately asked sign autographs for the kids and their families. It was great to see so many faces light up because a "princess" was there! People of all ages were there for the event and to volunteer by answering the phones.

Not too long into our autograph signing, none other than Dr. Phil came to talk on air in efforts to bring in more support for this cause. Everyone was star struck and eager to watch him talk to the radio hosts. He then walked around to meet some of the patients and their families with his wife and took pictures with the kids. After that he came to us for a picture. It was pretty exciting to have Dr. Phil want a picture with you!

Next, we had our big crown-making activity. We had glitter glue, gem stones of all different shapes and colors, and paper crowns to put them all on so they could be worn after they dried. All of us had a handful of young girls to work with at a time, so my multitasking skills were really put to the test! It was exciting to see how many kids enjoyed spending time with us.

Part way through we were greeted by the Eagle's Pep Band. They play the fight song at every Eagle's home game! They were an absolute pleasure to meet! They played some background music at the hospital to help make the time we spent there even more fun.

Following that, we briefly talked on the air with 98.1 and took a few pictures crowning the staff! No matter who you are, everyone wants to wear a crown :)
Thank you Caitlin for helping us be a part of this wonderful fundraising event! It is always great to visit CHOP and see the Children's Miracle Network's hard work come to life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heather,

It was a pleasure having you at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! You are always welcomed here!

Thanks,
Caitlin - CMN Cooridnator

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