Miami — Radio Lollipop, Miami Children's Hospital’s in-house radio station, became a teenager on August 13! The hospital threw a big bash to celebrate the program’s birthday with special guests, including Los Primeros, Alejandra Alberti, Elmo and Sebastian (UM’s mascot). Patients participated in a Guitar Hero contest, karaoke, a cooking demonstration and more! Belly dancers and musicians also provided entertainment to ease the minds of patients and their families in the hospital.
Treats were provided by: Yummy in my Tummy, Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes, Publix Super Markets, Party City, BJ's, Party Max, Costco, Fairytale Cupcakes, University of Miami and Be Organic.
About Radio Lollipop
Founded in England in 1979, today Radio Lollipop boasts a worldwide audience. This international, non-profit organization’s mission is to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children in the hospital. Radio Lollipop, housed at Miami Children’s Hospital, is the first interactive-in-house radio station in the United States. This program is staffed by volunteers and the day-to-day running operation of Radio Lollipop depends completely on charitable donations and on fundraising activities.
About Miami Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 and 2009 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.