Today you should have a Second Cup

June 3, 2010 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Handing out coffee and muffins to our hospital family - thanks Second Cup!

This morning Second Cup here at the hospital was generous enough to provide us with coffee and muffins to hand out – for free – to help us kick off Miracle Weekend!

I should note that they gave us real estate to do this right in front of their store – which undoubtedly affected their sales. Now that is a gift.

It gave us a great opportunity to let families, caregivers and staff of the hospital know what will be going on here this weekend! This will be the third year we’ve had the Miracle Weekend broadcast on the Children’s Hospital site. For years it had been a dream of our producer, Jayne Akizuki, to bring the show to our site, and I can see why. Having the show on site brings everything together. Our patients and families, the reason that we do this, are right there to cheer on our donors and volunteers, even if it’s from their room.

I think I can speak on behalf of all of my colleagues when I say that having the hospital in my line of site all weekend is an inspiring reminder of the importance of this show.

The money raised for Miracle Weekend supports the hospital’s most urgent needs. This could be equipment, research or education and leadership programs. You would be astounded by the cost of some of the equipment here. And, because children are not like adults, we need equipment in a variety of sizes. For example, we need a blood pressure cuff that will fit a newborn baby, another one to fit a big 16 year old boy, and then more to fit all the sizes in between.

It’s going to be an amazing weekend and I will update you throughout.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Miracle Weekend, please visit the website at


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