The Third Annual SLO-POKER RUN to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network will be held on October 6, 2012 on the waterways of the Orange Beach and Gulf Shore area. This SLO-POKER Run is created around the concept of friends and family enjoying a day on the water together, while raising funds for a great cause, The Children’s Miracle Network.
This event is meant to have that special day on the water with friends and family. This event is not your typical Poker Run, and we have some interesting twists to keep you on your toes. It is not about who has the fastest boat, the loudest exhaust or the fastest time. It is about who ends the day with the best poker hand and raising money for a great children’s charity. The course layout was designed with stops at twelve local restaurants and marinas. It can be completed by boats of all types, running at leisurely speeds. Only 5 of the twelve stops must be completed to make a poker hand although we encourage you to visit them all.
We highly encourage all The Children’s Miracle Network SloPoker Run participants to spend a little money with our official restaurants and marinas. Rather than pack a lunch, why not enjoy a waterfront dining experience at some place new. Sample some of the unique, mouth watering culinary creations these fine restaurants have to offer. We have asked these waterfront establishments to provide us with discount coupons and specials for both the day of the Run and for future use. They have kindly stepped up to the plate and we hope that you will consider them in your plans.
Whether you have a pontoon boat, center console, sailboat, or a sport boat, this is an event that guarantees fun for all. Load up your friends and family and join us on October 6th for a day on the water at participating in The Children’s Miracle Network SloPoker Run.
|October 6, 2012
The University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital Teenage Volunteer program celebrated the conclusion of its summer session in a colorful way. On July 27, summer teenage volunteers met at a local paint party studio to demonstrate their artistic talents by creating nautical-themed works of art. The 2012 collection of volunteer art will be given to the hospital to brighten patient care areas.
The teenage volunteer summer session was held May 12 - July 27, with 54 local high school students volunteering in various program areas including Pediatrics, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Mother/Baby and Central Supply. These volunteers gave nearly 2,000 hours of service during the summer session.
“Our hospital and our community are so fortunate to benefit from such dedicated, energetic young volunteers,” said Owen Bailey, hospital administrator. “It is heart warming and gives great hope to witness this gift of service and stewardship.”
Teenagers interested in volunteering for the hospital’s Summer 2013 session may contact the Children’s & Women’s Volunteer Services Office at 415-1123 beginning January 2013 or visit the Web site: www.usahealthsystem.com/usacwh and click on Volunteering.
Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day set for
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Purchase a Blizzard ® and a donation will be made to
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Mobile - On Thursday, July 26th, the Dairy Queens in Foley and Orange Beach will be participating in Miracle Treat Day. For every mouth-watering Blizzard ® purchased on Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen will make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises money for children’s hospitals. Donations from Miracle Treat Day in this area will benefit USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is one of 170 premier Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliated pediatric hospitals. All money raised locally through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals efforts stays in our local community to help children from all along the Gulf Coast served by USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital programs and services.
About Dairy Queen
Since 1984, Dairy Queen Corp. has raised over $90 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!
About Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Each year, the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.
About USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital
USA Children's & Women's Hospital is one of less than ten freestanding children's and women's hospitals in the country and is a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. One hundred percent of the funds raised through the participation of our national partners in special events throughout the year stays within the local community, directly supporting the patients we serve.
USA Children's and Women's Hopital is a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network. 100% of the money raised by national sponsors stays within the local community to support our neighbors, families, and friends.
This May, the Children's Miracle Network is doing a huge fundraiser to help sick and injured kids receiving treatment at USA Children's and Women's Hospital.
Local businesses like Walmart and Sam's Club, Carmike Cinemas, Chico's FAS clothing retailers, and Publix will be raising funds through Miracle Ballon sales at the register and other promotions. Stop by while you are shopping for groceries, enjoying a movie, or browsing for home goods and get a Miracle Balloon!
To learn more about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals go to:
And to discover who is helping make miracles this month and how to get involved visit:
New Mobile and Social Giving Options Available in Addition to the
Traditional $1 Paper Miracle Balloons Sold in Stores
Beginning April 1, Rite Aid associates will be asking customers to purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon icon to support USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Mobile area Rite Aid stores demonstrated a strong commitment to kids in their community by raising $29,857.00 for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital during last year’s spring campaign and aim to raise at least that much this year.
Customers who purchase a Miracle Balloon will receive $7 worth of coupons for products sold at Rite Aid. Miracle Balloons will be available in all Rite Aid stores nationwide through May 19.
For the first time, customers can text “RAKIDS” to 50555* to donate $5 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Rite Aid Facebook fans can also make a pledge to support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and share the pledge with their social networks. If 10,000 pledges are made, the Rite Aid Foundation will donate an additional $10,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
“Rite Aid associates, true to their core value, continue to display the qualities of a caring neighbor,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “Having raised more than $51 million for children’s hospitals since 1994, Rite Aid is making a significant difference for children and families in their own communities, and for that we are so grateful.”
All donations raised by Rite Aid stay local, benefitting 95 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities Rite Aid serves, including USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Miracle Network Hospitals use the money raised by Rite Aid to provide critical care, purchase life-saving equipment, fund ground-breaking research and cover medical costs for uninsured or underinsured pediatric patients.
*$5.00 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full terms: mGive.com
The Mystic Order of Masked Miracles paraded Feb. 17 through the hallways of USA Children's & Women's Hospital, as pediatric patients threw beads and shared smiles with hospital staff. The annual Mardi Gras parade is part of the hospital's "distraction therapy" for young patients to help them stay connected with their usual activities.
Queen Hailey Jones of the Mystic Order of Masked Miracles generously shares her bounty as her mother, Amber Lavender, escorts her at USA Children's & Women's Hospital's annual Mardi Gras parade.
Dante Barlow winds up for another throw during the Mystic Order of Masked Miracles parade at USA Children's & Women's Hospital as his mother, Catherine Perryman, provides transportation
King Leandro Lopez, front right, is assisted by Shyenne Rustin as he fulfills his duties during the Mystic Order of Masked Miracles parade at USA Children's & Women's Hospital.
Express Employment Professionals and USA Children's and Women's Hospital are teaming up to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network by offering the community a unique opportunity to see and ride beautiful Clydesdale Horses.
The Express Clydesdales will be on display for viewing and wagon rides at
Bel Air Mall Parking Lot
3299 Bel Air Mall
Mobile, AL 36606
3-6pm Friday, Feb 17th
Donations of $3 per ride, cash only. Soft drinks and Clydesdales memorabilia will be available for purchase with all money going to Children's Miracle Network.
The Express Clydesdales will also appear in the Mystics of Time Parade on Saturday, Feb 18th.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/101924049934728/
SENIOR BOWL PLAYERS VISIT PATIENTS AT
USA CHILDREN’S & WOMEN’S HOSPITAL
MOBILE – For a fun-filled hour on a Friday afternoon, the aches and pains were all but forgotten by many young patients at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital as the annual visit of the Senior Bowl players was underway.
College football stars were starring this day in patient rooms and hallways, visiting toddlers and teenagers who were at once awed and inspired by these larger-than-life gridiron standouts.
The Senior Bowl organization has gifted more than $536,000 to the hospital, for uses such as computers for children receiving treatment in the USS Hope cancer and sickle cell center, along with special golf carts that transport patients and families throughout the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital campus, and extensive renovations to the hospital’s lobby.
Abby Vaughn was surrounded by supporters from the North, from left, Washington's Alameda Ta'amu, Wisconsin's Brad Nortman and Bradie Ewing and Donnie Fletcher of Boston College
Kristian George gets a newly autographed football from Coastal Carolina's Josh Norman while Arizona's Nick Foles jots her a note.
MOBILE – College football players from Northern Illinois and Arkansas State set aside their gridiron differences and came together at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital on Jan. 5 to visit young patients on the hospital’s pediatric floors. The players were participants in the annual GoDaddy.com Bowl held in Mobile on Jan. 8.
Handing out teddy bears and T-shirts to their newest fans, the players and patients alike thoroughly enjoyed the annual visit, which is part of the hospital’s ongoing “distraction therapy” for pediatric patients.