Children's Hospital Boston participated in a diversity recruitment job fair on Oct. 30 at the Hynes Convention Center. Children's recruiters had the opportunity to provide candidates with information about the hospital, what it means to work here and which positions are available.
Boston's sports teams are proving they're winners during game time, but their out-of-uniform efforts to help seriously ill children make them true champions for Children's. On Oct. 30, many sports stars joined Boston's local business leaders to support Champions for Children's, our largest annual fundraising event, which this year raised $5.2 million. Go to childrenshospital.org/chnews to read all about the event.
On Nov. 8, Japanese children's book illustrator Amiko Hirao worked with Children's patients to create a new piece of art for the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery's waiting room.
In town for the season finale of ESPN's "The Contender," boxing legend and six-time World Champion Sugar Ray Leonard stopped by Children's to visit patients, pose for photos and sign autographs. He also donated a pair of signed boxing gloves to the Center for Families.
Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, a pharmacologist/toxicologist, recently testified in front of the Food and Drug Administration about the dangers of giving cough and cold medicines to children under age 6. In a video interview on our Website, Shannon discusses these dangers and offers advice to parents. Check it out at childrenshospital.org/chnews.
On Nov. 16, Richard Vellante, executive chef and executive vice president of Legal Sea Foods, teamed up with Children's Food Services Department for a day of extraordinary cooking. During lunch, they served four Legal dishes in the Café and Vellante did a pasta making demonstration for patients. The event kicked off Legals' annual holiday gift certificate program, during which Legals donates a portion of its gift certificate sales to Children's.