September 26, 2008

We Care for Kids Day happens Sunday

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From left, VUSM students Brad Hill, Sarah Deery, Byron Knowles and Suzanne Bryce cheer for Batson Advisory College during the College Cup Tournament. (photo by Joe Howell)

We Care for Kids Day happens Sunday

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will host the fourth annual We Care for Kids Day Sunday, Sept. 28, at the corner of Children's Way and 25th Avenue South in Vanderbilt's Sports Club Field.

The free, family fun day celebrates Middle Tennessee children and will be held from 2-4 p.m.

The celebration includes booths with interactive activities for children of all ages and presented by various areas of Children's Hospital and other area non-profit groups.

From face painting, children's safety IDs and therapy dog teams to “watermelon contests” and a Teddy Bear Clinic, all booths will offer information on topics such as nutrition, music, physical activity, literacy, safety and health.

Former patients from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) and the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program have been invited to reunite with their doctors and nurses.

Several children's performances are scheduled for the Children's Stage, hosted by 107.5 The River's Intern Adam and Janet Ivey of WNPT's Janet's Planet.

We Care for Kids Day is sponsored in part by WKRN-TV, Nashville Parent Magazine, La Ley Radio, Telefutura/Solo Nashville and 107.5-FM The River.