Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It could not have been a more perfect day for a summer carnival. Even though summer is officially two days off, kids being treated for life-threatening illnesses gathered today at Georgetown University Hospital to enjoy the pleasures of the season.

Balloon artists, clowns, magicians and face painters along with midway games, a photo booth, spin and sand art activities, pizza and ice cream were all on hand for the annual Hope for Henry Summer Carnival at Georgetown.

A last minute addition to today's roster was Georgetown's own basketball superstar, Jeff Green, courtesy of Athletes for Hope. Now with the NBA's Seattle Sonics, Jeff swung by to say hello to all of the kids and staff attending the carnival. What a "tall" treat.

All of the patients from the outpatient clinic who could come and the kids up in the PICU and Hem/Onc floor too sick to attend received sand pails filled with fun summer-themed presents and prizes.

Look for media coverage of this fun-tabulous blowout coming soon to this space!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Upcoming Hope for Henry Summer Carnival at Lombardi Cancer Center

Check out this beautiful flier created by Sonia, a friend of Hope for Henry and volunteer at last year's carnival. Everything is coming together for this terrific event. We'll have clowns, jugglers, magicians, sand and spin art, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, pizza, midway games, a DJ and much, much more. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please email

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Kids Helping Kids

Michael and Rachel Cherner shared their b'nai mitzvah with kids at Georgetown Hospital by asking their guests to make stuffed animal bears, pandas and horses each of which is sporting a Hope for Henry t-shirt. These beautiful gifts will be given to the children who attend Hope for Henry's summer carnival at Georgetown Hospital on June 18.
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