Children's Hospital Trust has led an effort to create generationcures.org, a new Web site that educates children about the importance of caring and compassion while raising funds for Children's Hospital Boston's research. They hope to engage children through the site's animated stories, interactive games and videos. Its Zebrafish feature tells the story of a group of kids who form a rock band. When one of the band members falls ill, the kids begin to see how their efforts can help others and bring about change in their community. Another fun feature is the online adventure game Caduceus, which invites players on a quest to find a cure for a deadly virus. Assuming the role of healers in a fantasy world, children explore what it's like to be both a research scientist and a doctor. Another component is the "Kid Vids," behind-the-scenes videos that put Children's patients in the reporter role as they interview Children's doctors and researchers.
A Generation Cures kiosk will soon be in the main lobby and a kick-off event for employees, patients and families will take place Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Patient Entertainment Center. Stop by to learn more and for giveaways and snacks. Check out Generation Cures and become a member.