The University of South Carolina Dance Marathon (USCDM) announced a $1 million fundraising campaign in support of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. This is the highest fundraising goal in the history of USCDM, celebrating its 20th year. USCDM also announced plans to name the Dance Marathon at the University of South Carolina Playground at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. The playground will create a safe outdoor play space for patients and siblings; promote the healing process; offer specially-designed equipment that will accommodate IV poles, wheelchairs and hospital beds; and allow families to be with their children in a normal play environment.
To date, more than $3.5 million has been raised by USCDM. To learn more about how you can support USCDM, visit USCDM.org
Save the date! USC Dance Marathon: March 3, 2018
White Cloud, a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals partner, asked, “How would you bring comfort to the kids at your hospital?” in their Real Comfort, Real Kids video contest. Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, responded with, “We want a playground!”
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital received the highest number of votes and was awarded a $30,000 prize to help begin the playground project.
Here’s the winning video!
Click here to support the playground project today.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, White Cloud presented a $30,000 check to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in recognition of their winning video. The event also served as a groundbreaking ceremony for the playground. Patients of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital as well as hospital and foundation leaders, led the celebration with donors and supporters.
"This incredible gift from White Cloud will help us create the safe outdoor play space we've been dreaming of," said Christy Fink, Child Life manager, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. "Playing is a vital part of the healing process for our patients. With the new playground, even our sickest children can play, using specially designed equipment that will accommodate IV poles, wheelchairs and hospital beds. It's exciting to know our families can be with their children in a normal play environment."