Yesterday we had the pleasure of presenting Laurie Berkner to the kids and families of Children’s National Medical Center, played bean bag toss, made crafts, and gave away over 400 SaMP Capes for Kids for our first ever Celebrate PLAY event! It was such a fun and emotion filled day! The kids loved Laurie’s high energy, and playfulness. I loved listening to all the songs that Morgan, Sophie, and Madigan loved when they were smaller and watching Sadie and Mason fall in love with her music.
We were told by several nurses that the event had a huge impact and we were so grateful for their kind words and excitement. We had several children who were in-patient and in treatment at Children’s make it down for the show. There were kids who were finishing appointments, kids who are, or who have been, patients that came to Children’s for the day just to see Laurie play.
Laurie and her team even made a quick stop in the cardiac care unit, along with recording a show at the Seacrest Studios to be broadcast to the rooms of those kids who were not lucky enough to make it down to the atrium. We’re grateful to Laurie and her team for giving us the opportunity to honor of Sophie and Madigan in such a fun way.
Celebrate PLAY was presented by Sophie and Madigan’s Playground as a free PLAY program thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors. Thank you for your continued support of our mission to help kids and their families PLAY LEARN CREATE together.