Spotlight on Hasbro Children's Hospital

November/December 2018

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Cali the Labradoodle

Cali the labradoodle to comfort patients

The Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr. Child Protection Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Cranston Police Department are collaborating to create Rhode Island’s first Canine Comfort Therapy Program. The program, also believed to be the first of its kind in the country, will feature the first comfort therapy dog to serve as a member of a Rhode Island police department, as well as the first resident canine in a local hospital. Both agencies have worked closely in the past to investigate incidents involving the victimization of children.

See story on WPRI

Heroes Ball

Please join us for a special evening benefiting Hasbro Children's Hospital as we celebrate our 25th anniversary

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019 – 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the Heroes Ball are used to establish and grow significant programs throughout Hasbro Children’s Hospital. By giving to the area of greatest need, your unrestricted support helps provide the high quality, family- and patient-centered care that our patients deserve.

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Radiothon 2019

Share your story on air!

Do you or someone you know have a story you would like to share during the 2019 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon? April 4 marks the 15th anniversary of the Radiothon and we want to hear from you! We are looking for patient families – past or present – who have had a positive, meaningful experience at Hasbro Children's Hospital and would like to share their story.

Sharing these stories is a powerful way to show the positive impact our hospital has on children and families throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England. Selected families will be interviewed on-air with one of our Cumulus Radio Station hosts from 92 PRO FM, Lite Rock 105, WPRO, or HOT 106.

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Good night lights

Walmart and Sam’s Club surpasses $1 billion in fundraising for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

That’s billion, with a “B!” We are so grateful to Walmart and Sam’s Club, which just surpassed raising $1 billion for 170 Children's Miracle Network partner hospitals across North America, including nearly $2.9 million for Hasbro Children’s Hospital! Thank you to all of the employees and customers whose generous donations #HelpKidsLiveBetter.

IRA rollover

Making a charitable IRA rollover gift is easy!

If you are 70½ or older and need to take a required minimum distribution from your IRA in 2018, the Charitable IRA Rollover can be a great way to make your annual gift (up to $100,000 per year). You can make your gift directly through your IRA and it will count toward your annual required minimum distribution from your individual retirement accounts.

To learn more, please contact John F. Garcia, Planned Giving Officer, at (401) 606-4615 or

IRA rollover

There's still time to make your year-end gift
and be a Hero for Hasbro!

Every day we treat hundreds of children who rely on Hasbro Children’s Hospital for the very best care available. And every day, we rely on support from the community to help ensure our vital work in the areas of pediatric medicine, research, and medical education continues.

As we approach the end of 2018 we hope that you will consider becoming a Hero for Hasbro with a year-end gift of $250 or more. Gifts from our Heroes members, in addition to events and program support, have an incredible impact on the children and families we serve. Please know that a gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated.

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Planned Giving offers many options to help you make a charitable gift while deriving financial benefits. Learn more about Planned Giving


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