October's Latino Heritage Celebration lecture and Hispanic Achievers awards presentation included live music and dance, delicious Latin food and the presentation of the Hispanic Achievers Awards. There was a special Hispanic Achiever trophy presented to keynote speaker, Jarrett Barrios, president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and former State Representative and State Senator.
Three teams of Food Service workers sharpened their knives and heated up the competition during the fourth annual Food Service Workers Week's iron chef competition in October. Judges put their taste buds to work to determine which team made the two best pork dishes to take the trophy.
Lauren Smyth, 13, (left) donated 20 Penny Bears to the end-of-life care room on 9 South, a room designed to help patients and families feel more at home. Smyth dressed each bear and decorated the bags they came in as part of a community service project at The Penny Bear Company. Each came with a note that read: "This bear was made to give you hugs and comfort."
Children's is a lead organization in the Children's Mental Health campaign, which held its State House Advocacy Day on October 11. Legislators, mental health advocates, community organizations and health care providers joined families at a rally for mental health reform and later visited every
legislative office to make their voices heard.
To learn how you can become involved, visit www.hcfama.org/cmh.