CINCINNATI, OH – September 29, 2015 – Today, The Dragonfly Foundation® provided Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute with another set of 25 new HP® laptops with webcams and warranties (the first set was donated in 2010). They also added to the number of tablets, gaming systems and other electronics they have donated to date with 40 iPad Mini’ s® with 40 LifeProof Cases, 6 PlayStation4®, 6 Xbox One® gaming systems, and 1 WiiU® gaming system. To top off the news conference, they shared illustrations three 7’ tall Power Tower® Charging Stations they will be donating, each charging station is capable of quickly charging up to 12 mobile devices. The charging stations will be placed at the clinic and parents lounges of Cincinnati Children’s Main Campus and Liberty Campus locations. During the news conference, Dragonfly Board Member Marty Brennaman announced that the total value of the donation was nearly $45,000.
The Dragonfly Foundation, a Cincinnati-based 501c3 nonprofit, has partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital since 2010 to enhance the patient experience at the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, and to bring comfort and joy to kids and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants. The donation was made as part of Dragonfly’s Gifting Program and was sponsored by Zscaler, a leading Internet security company based out of San Jose, CA. Other contributors included: CBTS, American WeatherTechs, GAF, IKO Sales Inc., Roofing Supply Group, and Summit Country Day School.
“The technology will help enhance the patient experience for kids and young adults in treatment at Cincinnati Children’s, ” said Christine Neitzke, Co-Founder of The Dragonfly Foundation. This donation will help young patients and their caregivers feel less isolated and more connected to family, friends, and the world outside the hospital.”
“We are so appreciative of The Dragonfly Foundation and everything they do to support our patients and families,” says, Dr. John Perentesis, Director, Oncology Division, Cincinnati Children’s. “We are always inspired by their generous and thoughtful contributions that help families throughout their diagnosis and treatment journey.”
The Dragonfly Foundation
Our focus, as we integrate patients and families into a compassionate community, is to provide exceptional emotional health, support and awareness programs from the patient’s date of diagnosis until they are 5 years post-treatment or post-bone marrow transplant. The Dragonfly Foundation serves more than 3,000 “Dragonflies,” and supports more than 22,000 patient encounters each year at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute. Services have also expanded into Dayton, OH and Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit Dragonfly.org.
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