On October 14, Jay Hallisey (right) took to the voting booth to
cast his ballot. But instead of voting for President, Jay got
to choose his favorite Boston sports team and ice cream flavor.
Jay was one of several young voters who took part in the Office
of Child Advocacy's Election Connection Fair.
The event featured educational materials for voters and gave employees,
patients and visitors a chance to register to vote.
Educating our patients
Children's Hospital Boston hosted an Education Fair in the Patient
Entertainment Center on October 7. The event provided an opportunity
for teen and young adult patients and families to learn about opportunities
for higher education. The fair featured two guest speakers who shared
their experiences as patients and a college students. Representatives from
colleges, universities and trade schools were also on hand.
Thanks to positive
feedback from staff, patients and schools, the Education Fair
committee is already working on the event for next year.
Patient Sadiya Croshaw displays the helmet she received through Children's
Hospital Boston's Injury
Free Coalition for Kids Programc. On Otober
4, the program held an event in the Emergency Department to give
away properly fitting sports helmets to children. John Paul (left),
manager of Public Affairs at AAA Southern New England, presented
a check for $1,125 to Julie Ross, MPH, Injury Prevention Program
manager (center) and Lois Lee, MD, MPH, assistant in Medicine (right).