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2013-12-10 12:33:39

ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every child deserves to experience the magic and wonder of the holidays, but it's not always easy for kids in the hospital. In an attempt to bring the magic of Christmas to sick kids and their families, an undercover team went on a secret mission to transform Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's three hospitals into a winter wonderland on Dec. 2, 2013. Even though it was not in the weather forecast, with the help of 31 gallons of "snow" and 31...

2013-10-29 23:25:15

Race includes 2013 Peachtree Road Race 10K Qualifier and 2K Stroller Roll. (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 For the 29th consecutive year, Atlanta-area residents are gearing up for the Kids II Strong Legs Run benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The race includes a 10K qualifier for the 2014 Peachtree Road Race, 5K, 2K Fun Run and Stroller Roll and Mascot Trot. With more than 5,000 runners each year, the Kids II Strong Legs Run is one of Atlanta's largest and most popular road...

2013-10-09 12:31:13

MIAMI, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ER Texting, a provider of turnkey text message services to the healthcare industry, announced that Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, based in Atlanta, Georgia, selected the company as the provider for the communication of urgent care center wait times to patient families. Parents can now text "CHOA" to 4ER411 and instantly receive the current wait times and hours of operation for the Children's at Forsyth, Hudson Bridge, North Point,...

2013-06-17 12:22:11

NORWALK, Conn., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Power, one of the nation's fastest-growing retail energy suppliers, is proud to announce the company's newest Mission to Millions partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, in advance of the company's service launch this August. The natural gas supplier presented Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with a check for $5,000 at their June pre-launch event, with a commitment to continue making donations as Georgia residents begin...

2012-11-09 16:24:11

Verizon Foundation to Donate $3 to Children's for Every Message of Hope Sent During the Holiday Season ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the country, expects more than 1,200 patients in their hospitals during the last two weeks of this year. Children's is partnering with the Verizon Foundation to launch the second annual "Share the Hope" campaign. This year's video and digital sharing...

2012-09-05 02:33:25

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A behavioral insights research study commissioned by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta suggests that while the majority of Georgia parents recognized the severity of the childhood obesity epidemic in the state, parents of overweight and obese children still don't believe the issue affects their family. With Georgia having the second highest childhood obesity rate in the country, Children's has kicked off the latest initiative of its Strong4Life movement...

2012-05-23 06:25:43

ATLANTA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VeriStor Systems, the Southeast region's leading enterprise data storage and virtualization solution provider, today announced that its 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic has raised $20,000 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. VeriStor, together with 15 sponsors and mutual customers, joined in support of the renowned Georgia pediatric hospital and its many programs that advance the health and welfare of children. "VeriStor has been an excellent corporate...

2012-02-16 15:42:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 40 percent of children ages 10 to 17 in Georgia, or almost a million kids, are overweight or obese. Doctors at Georgia-based Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the largest pediatric health care organization in the United States, are on the front lines of the state's childhood obesity epidemic, treating patients in their Health4Life Clinic as young as 3 years old for complications related to obesity. The health care system decided to...

2011-10-06 08:47:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its long history of giving back to the community, Little Caesars® Pizza restaurants in the Atlanta area are partnering with Children's Miracle Network and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with a Miracle Balloon drive at participating locations. "Little Caesars is not only committed to providing great value, quality and convenience to our customers, but also to supporting our communities. We look forward to making a...

2010-10-28 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity has become a threatening epidemic in Georgia. Weighing in just below Mississippi, Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. Nearly one in three children ages 10 to 17 in Georgia is considered to be overweight or obese (National Survey of Children's Health, 2007), and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is continuing to witness a steady rise in obesity cases at all three of its hospitals. Stephanie...