Friday, April 26, 2013
Danielle McKain lived at the hospital for a year while her son had several surgeries to treat his congenital heart disease. She started the organization Jameson's Army to help other families in similar situations. Sponsored by Post Grape-Nuts.
Friday, April 26
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Facing the Challenge In many ways, 2 1/2-year-old Jameson is a typical boy. He's a fan of just about all sports, and he loves cars. And he also loves to eat. But he was born with a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HPLS), which essentially means that little Jameson was missing the left side of his heart. He had his first open heart surgery at 5 days old. Four more surgeries and a successful heart transplant later—six operations total—Jameson will always need medical attention but has recovered …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The bagel shop is offering free coffee for patrons and asking for donations for the Children's Miracle Network on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Bruegger's Bagels is giving away free coffee on Wednesday in the hopes of raising money for local hospitals. Visitors can receive a free cup of coffee until 2 p.m. and are encouraged to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network, which benefits local children's hospitals. The Oakmont location on Allegheny Avenue will be participating. Another way to help is by joining the 2013 Bottomless Mug Club. For just one price, members receive a travel mug, wallet card or keytag and receive free refills of coffee, tea or soft drinks throughout the year. The cost is $159 in Oakmont—prices vary by location and can be requested by clicking here. For every mug purchased through Jan. 31, 2013, Bruegger's will donate a portion of the proceeds to …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Ari-Harrison Crowell decided that he'd give back for his 9th birthday this year.
A Tenth Street Elementary student recently donated $200 to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh—all birthday money. Ari-Harrison Crowell turned 9 on Aug. 29, and he asked guests to bring donations to the hospital in lieu of birthday gifts to his birthday party at Riverside Park. Oakmont Library children's librarian, Karen Crowell said she is very proud of her son, who has autism and chronic health problems. "Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has taken great care of Ari-Harrison over the years, and we are very thankful and appreciative," she said. ______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
A mother videotaped her 7-year-old with her iPhone as she waited for his anesthesia to wear off at Children's Hospital.
An Upper St. Clair 7-year-old recovering from a broken arm has become a YouTube sensation. As Matt Russell's anesthesia was wearing off after doctors reset his bones and applied a full-arm cast in the Children's Hospital emergency room, he was making his parents and grandmother "laugh so hard." "He just started talking really funny and really loud and we pulled out our phones," said Jennifer Russell, Matthew's mother. "We were laughing so hard. We were like, 'We just have to get this on tape.'" Matt kept telling them that he was "dizzay" and asked his grandmother, "Why is there two of you?" Jennifer uploaded the video to her Facebook page to share with family and friends, and that's when some of her friends urged her to put the video on …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Christine Beilstein, 45, of Plum was killed in an accident on Saturday. Her son was injured and taken to Children's Hospital.
A Plum woman has died and her son was injured after a head-on collision on Milltown Road in Penn Hills Saturday. Just after 1 p.m., a tow truck driven by Duane Charles Woodson of Point Breeze crossed the center line on the road and crashed into a car. The driver of the car, Christine Beilstein, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the county medical examiner's office. Her 9-year-old son was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, police said the boy was listed in critical condition with severe head trauma. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Woodson attempted to leave the accident scene on foot after the collision. Allegheny County Police have charged Woodson, 50, with …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The game will be held Sunday, May 6, at Gateway High School in Monroeville.
Talented high school students from throughout the state will be competing in a football game to raise money for children's hospitals. The 2012 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PFSCA) East West All-Star Game will be held Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Gateway High School's Antimarino Stadium in Monroeville. The school is at 5000 Gateway Campus Boulevard. The cost is $7, and tickets are available at the gate. The game, once an annual tradition, has been reinstituted to help recognize talented young high school football players from across Pennsylvania. The event will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Homer Delattre of Corry High School will serve as the West …
Monday, March 12, 2012
A Crescent Township girl is selling tutus and donating the proceeds to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For 7-year-old Grace Bear, the inspiration came last summer after she watched her mother Cher cut her waist-skimming hair and donate it to the nonprofit Locks of Love organzation. Grace’s own tresses weren't quite long enough for her to donate herself, so she came up with another idea to help others in need: Make hand-crafted tutus from her Crescent Township home and give the proceeds to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. After Grace, a student at St. James School in Sewickley, struck a pose in one of their handmade purple and black tutus, a name stuck for the fledgling enterprise: Tough Girl Tutus. The two already have sold a handful of skirts after beginning their blog …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The grand total is 21 percent more than raised during last year's campaign, and the highest in Caring for Kids Campaign history.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group team members and guests have raised $413,371 for children’s hospitals and charities across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia during the company’s 33rd annual Caring for Kids Campaign. The grand total is an increase of more than 21 percent during the 2010 campaign and is the highest total ever raised in the history of the Caring for Kids Campaign—exceeding the previous record set in 2006 by more than $51,000. Since its inception in 1979, the Caring for Kids Campaign has now raised more than $8 million. The money donated at Eat’n Park Restaurants and Parkhurst locations benefits children’s hospitals in local communities. In Pittsburgh, the Caring for Kids Campaign also shattered a record for the Free Care …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Special Olympics fundraiser doubles in size, donations.
Though it’s only the second year teams from the Pittsburgh area have braved the cold waters of the Ohio River for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, the event has managed to double in attendance, donations and perhaps even enthusiasm. Though the water was reported to be 39 degrees, the sun shone brightly on Heinz Field on Sunday. “You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day,” said Sandra Bradshaw of Bethel Park. Crowds gathered early at the stadium in anticipation of the plunge that began at noon. Of those attending, about 1,300 were on teams that jumped into the Ohio River from the Heinz Field boat launch to raise money for the Special Olympics. By the week of the event, those teams had raised about $250,000. Some estimates immediately …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Guests are invited to purchase a raffle ticket for the chance to win a new 2012 Ford Focus through Dec. 11.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Eat’n Park is rolling out its 33rd annual Caring for Kids Campaign to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Running through Dec. 11, guests are invited to purchase a raffle ticket for the chance to win a new 2012 Ford Focus. A brand new Race Red Ford Focus SE sedan, provided by the Neighborhood Ford Store, will be parked at Eat’n Park restaurants throughout the Pittsburgh area. Emblazoned with the Caring for Kids logo, the vehicles will help promote the campaign and remind guests to purchase a $2 raffle ticket for the chance to win a car. A 2012 Ford Focus will be raffled off to one winner at the end of the campaign in December, with all proceeds benefiting the Caring for Kids Campaign. “It’s that time of the year when…