Spotlight on Hasbro Children's Hospital

April 2019

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Radiothon 2019

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, Radiothon Raises $428,190

A heightened sense of excitement filled the air as the 15th anniversary of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon broadcast live from the hospital on Thursday, April 4. Across 15 emotional hours, Hasbro Children’s patients and families took to the airwaves to share their stories of healing, inspiring a region of listeners to come together to raise $428,190. The funds will support patient care, lifesaving programs, and research.

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Heroes Ball

Heroes Ball Raises $1.1 Million for Hasbro Children’s
as Hospital Celebrates 25th Anniversary

It’s been 25-years since Hasbro Children’s first opened its doors, and on Saturday, March 2, nearly 800 guests filled the Rhode Island Convention Center to celebrate the milestone during the hospital’s Heroes Ball, raising $1,140,334 to benefit its work.

Funds raised through the event will support hospital programs that would not be possible without philanthropic support, such as child life and the healing arts. The evening’s special fund-a-need, which generated $266,900 of the total raised, will support renovations to the pediatric pre- and post-surgical areas.

Above: Juliet Provost, 11, joins Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, President of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, on stage as guest emcee of this year’s Heroes Ball. The sixth grader was recently named the hospital’s 2019 Champion Child.

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A Conversation with Rishi Lulla, MD,
Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

We are seeing tremendous growth in our oncology department, highlighted by the recruitment of Dr. Rishi Lulla as chief of pediatric hematology and oncology and Alan G. Hassenfeld Associate Professor of Pediatrics with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, who came to us from Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was recognized as one of Chicago’s Top Cancer Docs by Chicago Magazine.

With Dr. Lulla onboard, we’re accelerating the expansion of The Tomorrow Fund Clinic, our pediatric oncology clinic, growing the number of infusion bays and creating more space for our patients and families.

Dr. Lulla
5 questions with Dr. Lulla

Champion Child Julia Provost

Juliet Provost Honored as 2019 Champion Child

Surrounded by family, friends, and the hospital staff that cared for her during the most difficult time of her life, 11-year-old Juliet Provost was named the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Child by Hasbro Children’s Hospital on Feb. 27.

During the special event in the hospital’s lower lobby – which included Juliet’s favorite treats of chocolate cake and oatmeal cookies – Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, presented the girl with a commemorative medal.

Above: Hasbro Children’s Champions from previous years were on hand to show their support of Juliet on her special day. From left: Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Antonio “Tony” Torres; Juliet Provost; Paige Alston; Kyrie White; and Evan Huddon.

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Kohl's Cares

Kohl’s Awards Grant for
Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

While up to five percent of adolescents in the community suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, many are receiving little to no treatment for their condition. Kohl’s recently provided Hasbro Children’s Hospital with a $110,000, two-year grant to help increase the scope of services available to adolescents with eating disorders in Rhode Island.

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