Some pretty exciting things have been happening here at TLC! March arrived and we've been busy and on the go ever since! March 1st, we had the honor of attending Sinai's new Children's Hospital Ribbon Cutting. It was a family event; the children got to attend as well! It was a lovely event with tons of activities for children. The Guest Speaker was the founder of Cookies for Kids (sell cookies to raise research money for children's cancer research). TLC learned that night that apparently the funding for children's cancer research is limited. Sinai's new Children's Hospital is amazing; any family having a child at Sinai should feel at ease with the environment to help children feel at ease as well as the quality of care they will receive. The theme of the Children's hospital is "under the sea" and is very appealing to all, but especially children, which is all part of the healing process. TLC was excited because our pillow pets were proudly on display in each room on the beds! Sinai will be officially opening the new children's hospital on March 19th. There will be a small celebration in the hospital and the children will "parade" from the old children's hospital to the new wing, and when they arrive, the kids will find a pillow pet waiting for them, on their beds. TLC is happy to play a part in this event! Next up-several fundraisers, our first fundraiser was a restaurant night fundrasier!
On March 7th we had a restaurant fundraiser at a local pizza parlor (Peace A Pizza) in our community. The event was super successful and had a large turnout. TLC was very excited about this. Money raised from this event will be used to purchase inspirational necklaces for moms with critically ill children. The necklaces will be presented to the moms on or around Mother's Day. On March 28th we will be having a "Guest Bartending" night at Dimitri's International Grille, located in Catonsville. The evening will be full of fun, with guests from Ravens24x7.com, Catonsville Ravens Club and More! We'll have 50/50 raffles and an awesome silent auction! We've been busy securing items for the auction and have some really cool items, including an autographed baseball from Orioles player, Nick Markakis, Cal Ripken's new book, Super-sized Slugger, signed by Cal, restaurant gift cards, jewelry gift cards, wine, and many many more. Lastly, we've launched our "Remembering Moms" campaign where you can order an inspirational necklace to be donated to a mom for Mother's day. Orders for the necklaces will close on March 23rd. Check out our events page for more info. on our Guest Bartending Night on March 28th and our "Rememberin Moms" information and order form. As always, stay tuned for more.