With the nation’s recent focus on bullying, there are a lot of great tools and resources out there, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Stop Bullying Now!”website, which parents can take advantage of to inform themselves and their families about this unsettling epidemic.
The Babes In Disneyland team – one of 795 teams – walked the 2010 CHOC Walk in the Park last Sunday and raised over $2000. Close to 14,000 walkers, including CHOC employees, community members, and patients and families, gathered to support CHOC and raised $2 million total!
Check out this video:
Thank you to all the CHOC supporters who made this event such a huge success – your contributions allow CHOC to continue protecting the health and well being of our community’s little ones!
If you weren’t able to attend this year’s CHOC Walk, you can still support CHOC by visiting www.chocwalk.org.
At CHOC Children’s, there are hundreds of stories of the beautiful and courageous children with Down Syndrome that touch our lives every day.
There are many ways to commemorate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, including sharing your own story of a loved one who has this condition and the special role they’ve played in your life. You can also organize an event, donate books about Down Syndrome to your local school, or learn more about Down Syndrome and share it with others.
This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a policy statement which calls for a ban on tobacco advertising in all media, limitations on alcohol advertising, and no erectile dysfunction drug advertisements until 10 p.m.
Among its recommendations, the AAP urges parents to exercise extreme caution in letting your younger children view PG-13 and R-rated movies and television shows, which often feature substance abuse, and that all substance abuse prevention programs, including those in the classroom, include media education.
As fierce advocates for children, CHOC Children’s agrees that some media messages can have a negative impact on children’s health and well-being.