3 ways to Celebrate Children’s of Alabama’s 111th birthday

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Is there anything better than a birthday party? We love a good celebration, especially when it’s for a cause as great as Children’s of Alabama. On June 17, Children’s of Alabama is celebrating 111 years of serving children, so we’re sharing how YOU can celebrate Children’s of Alabama. Keep reading for three ideas and find the many ways they’re changing lives for the better.

Celebrating over a century of care ❤️

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Even if you’re not personally familiar with Children’s of Alabama, you probably know someone who’s been positively impacted by their care. Children’s of Alabama is the only freestanding medical center in Alabama dedicated to treating children, and people from around Alabama and the Southeast regularly depend on Children’s. Each employee at Children’s has a pretty big job caring for our state’s littlest patients!

Fun facts about Children’s of Alabama:

  • Treats over 90% of children diagnosed with cancer + blood disorders in Alabama
  • Holds the only Accredited Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in the US
  • The only hospital in Birmingham with a nursing educator on every unit + every shift

Plus, Children’s isn’t just a fantastic place for patients—it’s also a great place to work. Rocky Caldwell has been working at Children’s for thirty years, and now, his son and daughter-in-law work there.

“You would be surprised just how many of our former patients come back to Children’s to work as an adult. We have a lot of our nurses, doctors and support staff, and even a chaplain, who were former patients. It’s a great feeling when you see them come back.”

Rocky Caldwell, Director of Patient Registration, Children’s of Alabama

Want to learn more about Children’s of Alabama? Check out their website.

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3 ways to Celebrate Children’s of Alabama 🎉

1. Decorate for Celebrate

Want to celebrate this exciting birthday and get some fun lawn decor to match? Make a $30 donation and you’ll receive a yard sign and a mailbox magnet. Want to help someone else mark the occasion? Make a $50 donation and you’ll receive a yard sign and a mailbox magnet for both yourself and to donate to someone else.

2. Host a virtual fundraiser

Want to raise funds to impact patients and their families, all while raising awareness of what Children’s does for our state? Create an individual fundraising team, form a team or join another group’s team to see who will raise the most money for Children’s.

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3. Give a gift + support local businesses that give back

What’s a birthday part without a gift? Donate to Children’s at any time, and remember, whether you’re donating $11 or $111, your gift is helping children receive the best care possible.

“Children’s of Alabama is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in the state of Alabama, and we serve children from the state and all over the Southeast. We take children and families no matter their ability to pay, so anybody can come to our hospital and get the best care possible. Without people supporting the hospital, we wouldn’t be able to do all that we do.”

Mindy Wald, Community Development Manager, Children’s of Alabama

Plus, there are even more ways you can support Celebrate Children’s of Alabama and local businesses. Get the details on how your purchase can give back:

  • Cookie Fix: Purchase a Funfetti Celebrate Children’s Cookie from June 13-18 at the Cahaba Heights or Homewood locations, and 20% of your purchase will go to Children’s.
  • J. McLaughlin: Head to J. McLaughlin for a Sip and Shop event on Thursday, June 16 from 11AM-4PM. 15% of sales from the event will support Children’s.
  • Ashley Mac’s: Visit any of the Ashley Mac’s locations to pick up a half dozen mini Celebrate cupcakes. Try the cupcakes with yellow cake, chocolate and vanilla icing with Celebrate-themed sprinkles.

Want to know how patients will be celebrating? The Celebrate team will make sure that this year’s birthday is a fun time for everyone—even children in the hospital—with goodie bags and activities on June 17.

Find even more ways to Celebrate Children’s of Alabama by checking out their website. Plus, follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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