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Join Us for Danbury Hospital’s 18th Annual Children’s Day

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital invites you to join us for the 18th Annual Children's Day that takes place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hospital. The event starts at the Praxair Regional Cancer Center lobby located on the first floor of the Stroock Building, Locust Avenue entrance and park free in the Red Parking garage.

The purpose of this annual signature event is to promote physical activity, good nutrition, and general wellness to children in a non-threatening way by creating a free, entertaining day of “hands-on” educational activities and entertainment, while at the same time introducing them to the Hospital environment.

The 2008 event attracted more than 3,000 children and families. The 2009 Children’s Day theme “A Recipe for Fun, Food & Fitness” is geared toward preventing childhood obesity through physical activity and good nutrition. This year, Danbury Hospital Children’s Day partners include Branson Ultrasonics, Trader Joe’s, New Fairfield Press, and others community minded businesses that helped us combine a free, fun family day complete with health care and safety education as the focus.

Special events and activities include:

  • Take a tour of the Emergency Department, Pediatrics, Duracell Center for Ambulatory Surgery, EMS and local police department vehicles, City of Danbury hook & ladder fire truck, and the “Wellness-on-Wheels (WOW)” Van.
  • Learn the importance of playtime and physical activity while going through an obstacle course encouraging physical activity through play.
  • Visit special booths promoting Amber Alert Child ID program, “Ask-a-Pediatrician” and face painting.
  • Healthy snack preparation demonstrations and good nutrition.
  • Free health screenings for kids and parents, too!

Danbury Hospital's 18th Annual Children's Day is made possible by the generous contributions of local volunteer sponsors including the Danbury Public Schools, local police and the Danbury Fire Department, Life Star helicopter, ( 12 noon, weather permitting), and many other civic-minded youth groups and organizations. There are a limited number of fun giveaways while supplies last.

Park free in Red Parking Garage, Locust Avenue entrance. The main entrance and check-in for Children’s Day takes place in the Praxair Cancer Center lobby located on the first floor of the Stroock Building. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with New York Medical College, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders and radiology. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board certified in their specialties.

Danbury Hospital is ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country for overall clinical performance by HealthGrades&reg, a leading independent health care rating organization. It is the only health care facility in Connecticut ranked among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance five years in a row.