2013 Small Wonders Annual Report
2013 ANNUAL REPORT Your impact As one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is driven to realize our vision of “Best Care…Healthier Kids” each and every day. In 2013, we treated 361,927 children from all 159 counties in Georgia at our three hospitals, 24 neighborhood locations and Marcus Autism Center. Thanks to the generous support of the community Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Board of Trustees Thomas M. Holder, Chairman Douglas K. Garges, Vice Chairman Doug Black W. Paul Bowers Virginia Feltus Brewer Robert W. Bruce Jr., M.D. James A. Carlos Jack Cay IV Patricia L. Dickey David H. Fagin, M.D. Kristine Faulkner Scott MacLellan Jack Markwalter Jr. Nicholas McKay Richard J. McKay John L. Montag Allison Moran Ira L. Moreland William C. Pate Beatriz Perez and donors like you, we continue to make a significant impact in the lives of kids like Caroline Lawrence and Lars Olivieri, whose stories we are pleased to share within this 2013 Annual Report. As Caroline’s and Lars’ families can attest, every child deserves Children’s. Whether diagnosing a kidney tumor in utero or delivering world-class, specialized care for 114 days in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the same compassionate, expert care is available to any child who enters our doors. We are tremendously grateful for your loyal support as we extend our care. Your donations help us to expand into the communities where physicians practice and where families live, meaning Children’s can give parents convenient and coordinated care for the health of their child. Every gift counts, no matter the size. The collective impact you as donors make on our community is remarkable. Thank you for investing in the health, well-being and future of Georgia’s children. We hope you enjoy this report and take a moment to celebrate the many accomplishments you helped make possible. Sincerely, James D. Fortenberry, M.D. Nancy E. Rafuse Adam T. Fuller Tom Giddens Eugene A. Hayes III Donna W. Hyland Mary Ellen Imlay Mark Kauffman Christy Roberts Lovette Russell Cameron Sherrill John L. Simms II Scott Slade Tyler Woolson Thomas M. Holder Chairman, Board of Trustees Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Contents Connect 2 8 10 16 18 22 24 28 Ready and waiting Meet Caroline Lawrence and learn how doctors at Children’s put together a plan to save her life even before she was born. As a not-for-profit organization, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta pledges to direct the greatest portion of 2013 healthcare highlights Thanks to our generous donors, Children’s remains nationally ranked among pediatric healthcare providers and continues to produce groundbreaking research. community gifts to serving patients and their families. To that end, we produced this report in-house, using the most cost-efficient paper and printing techniques. One hundred and fourteen days in the NICU This book is printed on paper containing a minimum of 10 percent post-consumer waste and is manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner. We encourage you to recycle this magazine Read about Larissa Olivieri and her son, Lars, and experience a day in the life of a new mother with an infant in the NICU. A legacy of caring or pass it along to friends so they can learn about Children’s. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THIS STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES REGISTRATION NUMBER CH 32240. Read how one doctor’s legacy of passionate care lives on at Children’s thanks to her endowment. Donations at work 2013 fundraising year in review 2013 Friends around town Mark your calendar 1 Ready 2 and waiting Before Caroline Lawrence was even born, she had a team of doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center ready to help save her life. Her incredible journey with a dedicated team of doctors began when her mother, Jessica, was 27 weeks pregnant. Jessica’s obstetrician referred her to Children’s for a fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) when he noticed that one of Caroline’s kidneys was larger than the other. 3 4 “ Normally you come to Children’s with a child,” Jessica said. “But everybody there was incredibly nice, and the radiologist actually sat through the MRI with me to make sure we got clear pictures of Caroline.” Shortly after the MRI, doctors delivered the difficult news: they had found a tumor on Caroline’s kidney. Jessica and her husband, Shep, then began meeting with doctors to figure out the next step. “It felt like a lot of moving parts were coming together to plan for the timing of the delivery. There was lots of teamwork,” Jessica said. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) doctors wanted to deliver Caroline as close to full term as possible, but the urologist and surgeons were wary of waiting much longer because the tumor was rapidly growing. A compromise was struck, and Jessica was put on bed rest. If Caroline didn’t come early, the doctors would induce at 37 weeks. “They didn’t think I’d make it past 32 weeks. But sure enough, Caroline came just a few days before the deadline,” Jessica said. After Caroline was born, the Angel Team—the Children’s mobile transport team—rushed her to Egleston hospital. Awaiting her arrival was her team of doctors that consisted of two surgeons, a neonatologist, a nephrologist, a urologist, a pathologist and an oncologist. The surgeons were having difficulty because the tumor was also attached to her inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein close to the kidneys. “Caroline lost almost all of the blood in her body,” Jessica said. “She required a complete transfusion.” Forty-eight hours after arriving in the NICU, Caroline underwent surgery. The procedure proved to be more difficult than expected for the newborn, and it lasted three times as long as originally planned. “It was a really hard surgery, and she had to be resuscitated at one point,” Jessica said. Heading up this team was Caroline’s primary doctor, Lucky Jain, M.D. “He made sure that we were getting one consistent message,” Jessica said. “I felt like he really guarded us, and he also called a meeting at one point because there were so many different physicians.” After the doctors would leave, a nurse practitioner stayed behind to make sure that the family understood exactly what was happening. 5 Doctors discovered that the tumor inside of Caroline was 12 centimeters—the size of a grapefruit. Before the surgery was even finished, a pathologist from the Aflac Cancer Center rushed a sample of the tumor to the lab to be tested. The diagnosis was a stage three cellular congenital mesoblastic nephroma. Doctors removed most of the tumor, but because of its location on the IVC, they made the decision to stop the surgery. They couldn’t risk any more bleeding. figure out whether she was crying from side effects of the treatment or because she was just tired took some time,” Jessica said. Throughout Caroline’s treatment, the Lawrence family valued the support of the physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers at the Aflac Cancer Center. “They became friends we saw every week,” Jessica said. “And the center was like a home away from home.” Early this year the Lawrence family received Working with the oncology team at the Aflac Cancer Center, the family learned that the the fantastic news that Caroline’s most recent MRI came back clear. Today, Caroline is about “It’s the best place you never want to go.” next step to save Caroline’s life would be chemotherapy to kill the remaining tumor cells in her body and ensure they would not regrow. First, though, she would have to regain her strength. Caroline spent three weeks in the NICU and two weeks at home recuperating from her difficult surgery. When she was 6 weeks old, Caroline returned to the Aflac Cancer Center to begin chemotherapy, a 22-week process that would entail both inpatient and outpatient treatments. Having a newborn undergo such a difficult medical procedure proved challenging for the family. “Learning to “We would not have made it without this team that was willing to go so far,” Jessica said. “For all the doctors to put this plan into place for a baby that wasn’t even born yet—we just know we wouldn’t be here without Children’s. It’s the best place you never want to go.” to celebrate her first birthday. The family is extraordinarily thankful for the care they received throughout their daughter’s journey. 6 7 2013 healthcare highlights Our accomplishments Philanthropic support is the backbone of our organization. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and community partners, we are able to continue to provide high-quality care throughout our healthcare system. Parents magazine ranked Children’s No. 12 overall among pediatric hospitals, with our cardiac program ranked No. 5 and our cancer program ranked No. 10 nationwide. Children’s was ranked in all 10 specialties on U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list. Marcus Autism Center’s Warren Jones, Ph.D., and Ami Klin, Ph.D., were featured in the online publication Nature for their research regarding eye-tracking technology in autism diagnosis. Children’s primary academic partner, the Emory Department of Pediatrics, reached No. 5 in the 2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) rankings for pediatrics. 8 At Scottish Rite hospital, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law the Return to Play Act of 2013, which mandates return-to-play policies for young athletes with concussions. Children’s launched the Rewind the Future video campaign, which fast-forwards to the year 2030 to show what the future might look like for Georgia’s kids if we don’t act now to help stop child obesity. Children’s celebrated its 400th liver transplant. In 2013, we performed 21 heart transplants and 30 liver transplants—an all-time record for Children’s. Childrenâ€™s by the numbers 860,849 patient visits 361,927 patients from all 159 counties in Georgia 218,231 Emergency Department visits 130,527 Urgent Care Center visits 37,995 inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures 42,306 primary care visits 25,758 hospital admissions 6,500 in-hospital volunteers 300,000 kids served through Strong4Life, our program fighting childhood obesity 9 10 One hundred and fourteen days in the NICU 11 Larissa Olivieri and her son, Lars, spent 114 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Born prematurely and weighing less than 2 pounds, Lars experienced a major ventricular hemorrhage while in the womb. The hemorrhage caused hydrocephalus, a dangerous condition in which fluid accumulates in the skull . After delivery, doctors discovered he had a perforated bowel. Over the next month, Lars had four major surgeries to save his life. Once her son stabilized, Larissa began the difficult process of learning how to be a new mother in such an intimidating environment. Fortunately, doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s know just how important it is for parents to feel comfortable with their children in the NICU. Larissa and Lars’ medical team at Scottish Rite hospital were committed to making sure both she and her son were taken care of during their time in the NICU. Thanks to this extraordinary care, Lars and Larissa were able to go home in March of 2014. Larissa remembers each day she spent in the NICU as if it were yesterday, along with all of the challenges and inspirations she experienced there. 8 a.m. Each day begins with Larissa getting ready to visit her son. While it’s tempting for her to just rush over each morning in pajamas, Larissa has learned that taking a few minutes to get ready helps her project a comforting and composed presence to Lars—even if it just means brushing her hair. “I have to be strong for him. When he opens his eyes, he needs to see a smile, not tears,” Larissa said. 8:30 a.m. Larissa grabs a quick coffee on the way to hospital. An extended stay in the NICU is more like a marathon than a sprint, and she has to pace herself. “You are allowed to stay at the NICU as much as you can, but I learned that if I stay all day and all night, he’s not going to sleep because he wants his mother,” Larissa said. “He needs his rest so he can grow.” So, she has set up an extensive routine that enables her to spend as much time as possible with Lars without causing exhaustion for either of them. She knows bonding with a newborn in the NICU is especially important because of the constant stresses. 9 a.m. Monday mornings, a weekly battery of pokes, prods and lab tests looms before Lars. “He’s like Garfield—he hates Mondays,” Larissa said. She makes sure that she’s by his side when the doctors begin. “I’m able to hold his hand while they poke his feet and run tests,” she said. She enjoys helping and feels like a part of the team when she’s surrounded by so many doctors, nurses and complex pieces of equipment. “I can’t believe that a tiny baby needs so many doctors,” Larissa said. 12 13 Noon Each day at noon Lars has his afternoon assessments. Larissa looks forward to assisting with these daily activities that most parents take for granted, tasks like changing his diaper and taking his temperature. For a moment, Larissa can forget she is in the NICU, but the wires and hoses connected to her son always bring her back. At this point, Larissa is an expert on all of the complex medical equipment that has helped keep Lars alive for over 100 days. “Everyone was so patient and explained to me what every little beep was, what every single wire controlled,” she said. 12:30 p.m. Larissa heads downstairs to the cafeteria at Scottish Rite for lunch. On the elevator she runs into Lars’ respiratory therapist, and they chat for a few moments. To say that some of the nurses and staff have become like family would be an understatement. Like any patient, Lars has his favorites. When his therapist is nearby, Lars raises his eyes and smiles. “Lars absolutely loves him—he’s like a grandfather figure,” Larissa said. 1 p.m. Larissa comes back up to the NICU for one of her favorite parts of the day: quiet time. Twice a day, the NICU implements a twohour period of absolute peace and quiet for the babies on the floor. They dim the lights, close the shades and try to limit visitors and disruptions. The goal is to create a less stressful, more womb-like environment in which the babies can have uninterrupted rest. “This atmosphere helps them develop,” Larissa said. “I think it’s also a good opportunity for moms to just relax with their babies like you would at home.” 1:15 p.m. During quiet time, Larissa also gets to “kangaroo” with Lars. Named after the way marsupials hold their young close to their bellies, kangaroo care consists of placing the baby skin-to-skin on the parent’s bare chest. “The staff explained that it’s good for the baby’s development, that it can help him heal faster,” Larissa said. “He learned how to control his temperature with my body—it’s incredible.” Holding Lars is one of Larissa’s 14 daily joys. Born at just 1 pound, 9 ounces, Lars was so fragile and sick that his mother couldn’t hold him in her arms until he was 2 weeks old. “When the nurse placed him in my arms the first time, I can’t even describe it. I was so scared. I just kept whispering in his ear ‘We can do this,’” Larissa said. 3:15 p.m. Larissa sits down and talks to one of the chaplains on staff. “The support at Children’s is unbelievable,” Larissa said. “The emotional support they give to you is just amazing—the way they talk to you, the way they treat you, the way they give you hope.” Larissa meets often with child life specialists, social workers and chaplains as she navigates the rollercoaster ride that is having a child in the NICU. “If you’re crying, they’ll give you a hug even if they don’t know what caused the tears.” 4:30 p.m. As Larissa gets ready to leave the hospital for a few hours, she notices the custodian stopping by to empty the garbage. The custodian asks how Lars is doing today, a daily ritual that always brings a smile to Larissa’s face. It comforts her to know that everyone on the floor is cheering for her little boy. 5 p.m. After a long day, Larissa returns home and eats dinner with the rest of her family. “I’m lucky to have such a strong support system right now,” she said. Her mother and brother both live in Atlanta and help her as much as possible with meals, emotional support and visiting. “Lars is the first grandchild and the first nephew. He has so many people around him that love him, care for him and root for him,” Larissa said. “I couldn’t do this without my family.” 8 p.m. Each evening, she makes one last trip to the NICU to tuck her son in and say goodnight. The nurses are changing lines and fluids, and for most of the babies on the floor, it’s bath time. Larissa bathes Lars herself, a seasoned sponge-bath veteran after 100 nightly visits to the NICU. 11 p.m. Just before getting in bed, Larissa calls the NICU to check on Lars one last time. She goes to sleep only to wake up and do it all again tomorrow. Larissa and her mother with Lars. 15 16 A legacy of caring In the spring of 2001, the retirement of Leila Denmark, M.D., marked the end of more than seven decades as a practicing pediatrician. Throughout her long career, Dr. Denmark cared for thousands of children in Georgia and was the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Today, Dr. Denmark’s legacy of passionate care lives on at Children’s thanks to her recently established endowment. In 1924, a young 26-year-old Denmark convinced the admissions staff at the Medical College of the University of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, to admit her to the freshman class. She was the lone woman in a class of some 50 men. After graduation, she became the first intern at the Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and she admitted its first patient. Upon Dr. Denmark’s death in 2012 at the remarkable age of 114, she bequeathed funds to Children’s that established an endowment to provide for ongoing physician education. As a result, the Dr. Leila Denmark Physician Education Endowment was created. Dr. Denmark’s gift to Children’s in the form of an endowment reflected her desire to help ensure that future generations of physicians at Children’s continue to provide extraordinary care for children. For donors, endowments provide an opportunity to make a lasting impact on children and their families. An endowment gift ensures that programs important to the donor will survive into the future. For Children’s, endowments are important because they provide a crucial source of funds that helps to ensure extraordinary care and improved outcomes for generations of patients to come. They also enhance our financial stability and long-term viability. Please visit choa.org/denmark for more information. 17 Marcus Autism Center Strategic Plan $40,000,000 Clinical care and research $20,492,618 Unique patient services $14,360,368 Unrestricted $9,280,833 Physician training $2,504,329 Strong4Life $1,527,523 2% 10% 3% 16% 45% 24% 18 Your 2013 donations at work On average, it costs $3.7 million a day to operate our facilities. Generous support from the community provides the foundation for the work that Childrenâ€™s is able to perform every day Donor funds are essential to our not-forprofit organization and allow us to offer highquality care and enable our staff to treat a wide range of pediatric conditions. Here, we provide a snapshot of how donor support is making a difference in the lives of kids . 19 Your 2013 donations at work Marcus Autism Center Strategic Plan: $40,000,000 From developing new treatments and technologies to understanding the earliest signs of autism, Marcus Autism Center is one of the largest autism centers in the U.S., and one of only three National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Centers of Excellence. Marcus Autism Center is striving to directly influence the future of thousands of kids through initiatives such as eye-tracking technology, the Autism Navigator instructional tool, research expansion, care coordination efforts and telemedicine. Our hope is that these initiatives will help future generations of children with autism and related disorders get the care they need. made just for them. Additionally, Children’s collaborates with Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology and other academic institutions on more than 600 active research studies. Advances in medicine and enhanced patient care are a direct result of this research. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. Unique patient services: $14,360,368 At Children’s, we care about the whole child, and our approach is uniquely designed for kids. This means helping a child physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, if needed. Specially trained child life specialists educate patients about their illness and help support them during stressful experiences and procedures. Other specialists encourage patients to express their feelings through art and music therapy. And since a child’s life is centered around his family, a crucial element of recovery is the family’s involvement. While at Children’s, the whole family can benefit from the emotional support provided by social workers, chaplains and our seven pet therapy dogs. Clinical care and research: $20,492,618 Ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for kids in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. We offer access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and preventative care programs because children need care 20 Unrestricted: $9,280,833 On average, it costs $3.7 million a day to operate Children’s, and we couldn’t do it all without the generosity of the community. From patient family financial assistance and support staff to medical equipment maintenance and training, every dollar counts. As a not-for-profit organization, we depend on our donors to help us continue to give patients and their families the excellent pediatric care that has been available to our community for almost 100 years. Strong4Life: $1,527,523 At Children’s, our mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. To help us in this task we launched Strong4Life, a wellness movement designed to ignite societal change and reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia. Strong4Life is a movement dedicated to designing and delivering new, exciting programs to encourage Georgia families to take simple steps toward healthier, happier lives. Through our collaborations with school programs, summer camps, and community organizations like the YMCA, we are working to raise awareness and educate families and kids about the importance of staying Strong4Life through healthy eating and activities. Physician training: $2,504,329 Donor support enables Children’s to offer numerous pediatric specialty fellowships and residencies for physicians at our three hospitals. Recruiting bright, well-qualified doctors through our training programs ensures our continued ability to provide extraordinary care for our patients now and in the future. 21 2013 fundraising year in review Thank you for helping kids get back to doing what they do best—being kids. The following are highlights from more than $80 million in donations made to Children’s last year. Aflac and the Aflac Field Force raised $8.2 million for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Our hardworking Friends volunteers presented a check for more than $2.5 million to Children’s. Thanks to the fundraising of our Friends members, Children’s is able to not only offer patients specialized care and equipment, but also fund cutting-edge research into new treatments. The Children’s 1998 Society celebrated its 12th year with over 240 physician members and more than $6.2 million raised to date for Children’s. Last year, physicians raised $820,000 of critically needed funds, a portion of which benefited updates to our ECMO technology. The 2013 Care-a-Thon was a record-breaking success raising $1.6 million for childhood cancer research, family support team positions and fellowships at the Aflac Cancer Center. The Marcus Foundation gave a $25 million gift to Marcus Autism Center. Additionally, the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation donated $15 million to Marcus Autism Center. These transformational gifts will ensure that the center continues to maximize the potential of children with autism today and to change the very nature of autism for children tomorrow. CURE Childhood Cancer committed $1.6 million to Children’s for childhood cancer research and physician fellows. CURE also provided lunch and dinner once a week to patient families in the Aflac Cancer Center. 22 The eighth annual Big Splash was another great success, raising $386,500 for Marcus Autism Center. Held at the Georgia Aquarium, the theme for the evening was The Great Regatta, and guests enjoyed a nautical evening featuring a live auction and entertainment and were treated to the culinary expertise of renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. The Hope and Will Ball celebrated its 10th year with over 700 guests in attendance at this black-tie gala. The evening kicked off with an elegant welcome reception and a silent auction, followed by a dinner program, an exciting live auction and dancing. One of Children’s largest fundraisers, the 2013 Hope and Will Ball raised $640,000. Over the course of the year, more than $2.6 million was raised for Hughes Spalding hospital, which included a very special event in December. NBA great Dikembe Mutombo spread holiday cheer by delivering toys— bringing smiles to the faces of our patients. The Legacy Circle honored 20 new affiliated Legacy Advisors and 200 Legacy Circle Members. Members of the Legacy Circle at Children’s have committed to gifts that extend beyond their lifetimes, making excellence in healthcare for children a reality now and in the future. More than $235,000 was raised through two events, the Matt Ryan Celebrity-Am Golf Tournament in April and Dinner for Two with #2 in September with special guest Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons. Children’s Miracle Network raised $75,000 in the first year of Miracle Marathon, a virtual fundraising campaign encouraging participants to commit to performing a mile of activity every day for a month with the goal of establishing healthy habits. The Scott Hudgens Family Foundation invested $750,000 in our Cancer Survivorship Program, which addresses the unique needs of childhood cancer survivors who are at least two years off therapy. The first Strong4Life Superhero Sprint at Piedmont Park raised more than $58,000 for Strong4Life, the Children’s movement dedicated to reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia. The Women of Style and Substance Spring Fashion Show, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and held at the St. Regis Atlanta, raised $200,000 for Children’s. More than 500 event attendees lined the runway and enjoyed a sneak peek at Michael Kors’ Fall 2013 collection. Please visit choa.org/donorreport to view a complete listing of donors who contributed $1,000 or more to Children’s in 2013. 23 2013 Friends around town The events below represent a few of the many fundraisers hosted by Friends groups last year. a North Buckhead and Brookhaven Friends worked together to throw an elegant backyard bash. For 19 years, mothers and daughters have donned their Sunday best and enjoyed afternoon tea and a fashion show to benefit Children’s at the Fairy Tale Tea. J. Crew got attendees ready for spring with a private viewing event supporting Children’s. The ladies had a great day serving up love and adding hope for the patients at the annual Hope and Will Tennis Challenge. Our Distinguished Clown Corps helped us raise more than $100,000 this year and brought countless smiles to children at the hospital and along the Children’s Christmas Parade route. f East Cobb Friends were overjoyed to support Children’s at their annual Wine Auction and Gala. The sold-out crowd, hosted by event cochairs Ann Hart Hunter and Elizabeth Draughon, enjoyed a Mexican twist to the annual Summer Sizzle event which featured a mariachi band. Neighbors and friends enjoyed delicious food and beverage tastings at the annual Taste of the Highlands. Guests enjoyed the fun of dressing up while rocking to the live tunes of 70s band Yacht Rock Schooner at the annual Nine at Night event. b g c h d i e 24 a b c d e f g i h 25 j k m l o n p q 26 More 2013 Friends around town j Eight women of style and substance were honored at the 2013 Women of Style and Substance Spring Fashion Show for their philanthropic support of the community. The Rockettes kicked off the holiday season at Children’s with their famous high-kicks and cheer. They even stopped by the hospital to teach the patients and Hope and Will their famous poses. From bake sales to lemonade stands, the Generous Generation program instilled values of philanthropy and volunteering beginning at a young age. Gene Hayes, President of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, and Chief Executive Officer Donna Hyland pose with the Ball’s Honorary Chair Committee. As one of Children’s largest fundraising events, the 10th anniversary Hope and Will Ball honored its past Ball chairs for their leadership and dedication to making the event what it is today. n Guests at the Brookwood Hills Home Tour were inspired by art, architecture and unique interior design through the five homes featured on the 2013 tour. Children’s Trustee Elizabeth Blake and her husband, Frank Blake, CEO of The Home Depot, enjoyed the Big Splash with Children’s Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Goldman and his wife, Laurie Ann. Our sold-out crowd of fashionistas enjoyed a luncheon and fashion presentation at the Saks Fashion Show benefiting Marcus Autism Center. During our Small Dreams event, guests and patients were delighted at the sight of hundreds of butterflies fluttering around the garden at Scottish Rite hospital. k o l p m q 27 Mark your calendar JULY Care-a-Thon Thursday, July 31 AUGUST Care-a-Thon Friday, Aug. 1 Neon Vibe 5K Friday, Aug. 1 Summer Sizzle Friday, Aug. 22 SEPTEMBER Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl College Corner at the TOUR Championship Friday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 14 OCTOBER 24 Hours of Booty Cycling Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5 Hope and Will Family Challenge Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26 NOVEMBER Kids II Strong Legs Run Saturday, Nov. 1 Please visit choa.org/events to learn more about these and other events benefiting Childrenâ€™s. 28 THANK Christina, age 10 Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center you 29 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Inc. Park North 1577 Northeast Expressway, Suite A Atlanta, GA 30329 If you wish to opt out of future communications from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, please visit choa.org/preferences. Visit our blog for inspiration and information. dedicatedtoallbetter.com ©2014 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. All rights reserved. FND 956747.mv.6/14 What is the legacy you want to leave? Your legacy is a permanent reflection of your values and passions. Making a legacy gift to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta enables you to provide cutting-edge care and research for our region’s children. Please consider leaving your legacy by remembering Children’s in your will or as a beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plan. For more information, visit choa.org/plannedgiving or call our Office of Legacy Planning at 404-785-9481.