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On Wednesday, Oct.19, Children's Hospital Boston's Injury Prevention Program hosted their annual "Fire Prevention Event for Children and Families" in the Patient Entertainment Center. Children's health educators joined Fire Inspectors Jeff Morales (left) and Ken Simpson in providing materials, education and free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to children and families. More than 100 kids and parents attended the two-hour event.
Celebrating Latino heritage
Dancers from the Ritmos Academy of Latin Dance and Music (pictured) took to the Patient Entertainment Center stage to showcase traditional dances from Latin America and Spain as part of the 2005 Latino Heritage Celebration. Organized by Social Work's Spanish Team Collaborative and Psychiatry's Latino Team, this year's celebration featured a lunch seminar presented by UMass Boston professor Miren Uriarte, PhD, and a Community Health Fair. According to Maria Carvalho, LISCW, one of the celebration's organizers, "Things went well with the academic conference, the entertainment and overall. We were pleased with the response and enthusiasm of attendees."
Read to Achieve
Celtics Captain Paul Pierce, rookie forward Ryan Gomes and Head Coach Doc Rivers (right) spent time reading stories, participating in arts and crafts projects and visiting with patients at Children's Hospital Boston on Monday, Oct. 17. The Reading Timeout was filmed for use in a public service announcement focusing on literacy that will air beginning in November.