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Miss America Brightens the Day
Flashing warm smiles and dazzling tiaras, Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, and Miss New York State, Jillian Tapper, recently visited young children and chatted with Child Life staff at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The women spent time coloring with their newest fans and posing for pictures. Since the Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the country, each title holder becomes the goodwill ambassador for CMN. A major part of their mission is to speak on behalf of patients being treated at these facilities while raising awareness and sensitivity to their concerns.
The Center for HOPE Family Fun Day
Families took to the ice at the Twin Rinks in Eisenhower Park in March and raised $7,500 to support The Center for HOPE, a bereavement program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Family Fun Day included ice-skating, face painting, magic tricks and raffles.
New York Islanders Greet Young Fans
Six players from the New York Islanders scored smiles from patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center when they visited many of their young fans and their parents. Patients received toys and souvenirs donated by the team and were treated to an autograph session with the players. Pictured taking a break from the tour with a few of their biggest fans are Travis Hamonic, Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin, Frans Neilsen, Colin McDonald and John Tavares.
Pancake Day Is a Success
IHOP restaurants offered each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in March. In return, guests had the opportunity to donate to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This year, IHOP restaurants in New York City boroughs and Long Island raised $90,000 from National Pancake Day and balloon sales. Nationally, IHOP has raised more than $13 million since 2004 for Children’s Miracle Network.