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Game Day Starts at Danbury Hospitals 19th Annual Childrens Day

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital Children's Day

Danbury Hospital invites you to join us for the 19th Annual Children's Day that takes place on Saturday, May 1, 2010 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. Attendees may park free in the Red Parking garage.

Help spread the word!

Download and share the Danbury Hospital’s 19th Annual Children’s Day Flyer with friends, family and everyone you know in our community!

What it's about

Danbury Hospital’s annual signature event promotes 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 while at the same time introducing them to the Hospital environment. Special events on May 1st also celebrate Danbury Hospital’s 125th birthday.

Last year’s event attracted more than 3,000 children and families. The 2010 Children’s Day theme “Step up to the plate!” is geared toward preventing childhood obesity through physical activity and good nutrition. Danbury Hospital Children’s Day partners include Danbury Public Schools, New Fairfield Press, and other community-minded business sponsors who will help us combine a free, fun family day complete with health care, fun and fitness.

Special events and activities

  • A Healthy Home Plate
    Healthy cooking demonstrations and good nutrition tips for balanced meal planning

  • Smile!
    Visit special booths promoting Amber Alert Child ID program, “Ask a Doctor,” face painting and fun physical activities

  • FREE Screenings
    Health screenings for children and parents, too!

  • Take a Tour!
    Emergency Department, Pediatrics, Duracell Center for Ambulatory Surgery, EMS, ambulance, police, fire vehicles and more!

Volunteer to help

If you would like to help at Children’s Day, please contact the Danbury Hospital Volunteer and Guest Services.

Danbury Hospital's 19th 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 Net of New York helicopter, ( 12 noon; weather permitting), and other civic-minded youth groups and organizations.

Help us feed the hungry! Bring non-perishable foods or grocery gift cards to donate and be entered to win a family prize! 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 the University of Vermont College of Medicine, 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, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

Danbury Hospital Women's and Children's Services is committed to the unique health needs of women and children. With a program nationally ranked in the Top 5% for excellence in Women's Health, Danbury Hospital is one of two hospitals in the state with a Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that include highly-skilled nursing staff, neonatologists and the most technologically advanced equipment that offers a higher level of special care and treatment to newborns and reassurance to the women and their families of our region. For more information, contact Danbury Hospital at 1-800-516-3658, or find out more at