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Would your business like to support the healthcare needs of children in the Rio Grande Valley? If so, we’d love to have you as a Black Cat Ball 2014 sponsor.

 

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Every day, children are discharged from local hospitals, but unfortunately, many of these loving families don’t have the means to continue the recovery process at home. The ECH Foundation provides assistance to families who can’t afford to purchase items such as medications, respirators, a hospital bed, wheelchairs or even a refrigerator to chill insulin. The ECH Foundation works closely with case managers during the discharge process to evaluate every child’s needs before re-entering their homes. Taking care of the most vulnerable in our communities — our children — is what the Foundation is all about.

Please become a Black Cat Ball sponsor today. Every donation made to the Edinburg Children’s Hospital Foundation is tax-deductible (Federal Tax ID #20-8681453). To sponsor this event, please download and return the Sponsorship Pledge, or send us a request for more information via the form below.

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Tickets Now on Sale for the Black Cat Ball!

[important]The Edinburg Children’s Hospital Foundation announces its signature fundraising event, The Black Cat Ball! The Ball will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX. Tickets are now on sale, and we are selling sponsorships, too. [/important]

Eventbrite - The Black Cat Ball - Benefiting the Edinburg Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Kohl’s Kids Get Fit!

McAllen, TX — It was a great turnout for the Edinburg Children’s Hospital Foundation’s obesity prevention program, Kohl’s Kids Get Fit, which was held at the north 10th Street Kohl’s store in McAllen. Approximately 200 children and their parents came by to learn more about healthy eating and discovered ways to exercise in a way that was fun and kid-approved!

Volunteers from Kohl’s Associates in Action program assisted with traffic flow, and the local businesses of Gold’s Gym of McAllen (Dove location), Fit Science LLC, and the Kundalini Yoga House lent their time and expertise. Gold’s Gym set up a small obstacle course and helped the kids jump rope. Fit Science’s Candace Foxx offered nutritious breakfast bar and fat-burning chocolate cookie samples, as well as consulted with parents on possible workout routines for the family. The Kundalini Yoga House led a 30-minute youth yoga session, which involved breathing and stretching, as well as balance poses that strengthen the core.

The Edinburg Children’s Hospital provided food label information, tip sheets on healthy snacks and family exercises, as well as a goal-setting station, where parents and kids were encouraged to make smart goals. Their resolutions were then recorded on video. Coming soon, the Edinburg Children’s Hospital in conjunction with the Foundation, will release these goals and advice to show what children in the Rio Grande Valley are going to do to get real and take action about fitness and health!

This educational event was made possible only through the generosity of the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic arm of the Kohl’s Department Stores. Kohl’s Cares provided the Edinburg Children’s Hospital Foundation more than $44,000 with which to educate and advocate for more obesity awareness and prevention. The McAllen area was named (yet again) the “Fattest City” in the nation on a Gallup poll. Obesity is a serious problem, and can only be solved through extreme resolve among adults and children to move more and eat smart.

Thank you, again, to all that support this movement, and you can expect more information from the ECH Foundation in the future.

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Kohl’s presented the Edinburg Children’s Hospital Foundation with a grant for $44K toward preventing childhood obesity.