You might recall that I recently won a Nintendo Wii for coming up with the new tagline for The Printed Blog. I mentioned at the time that, if I won, it would go to the Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. Today was the day that happened.
I met with Caron Irwin MA, Child Life Specialist and Entertainment and Donations Co-ordinator for the Sick Kids hospital. She told me that the Wii would be going to the kids that need it the most – the ones that can’t leave the care area because of their treatment. This makes it even more effective, as they can exercise and have fun in their own space. Most of all, they can simply enjoy being kids.
She also mentioned that they have 26 play areas and it’s their dream to have a Wii in each one. Who knows, perhaps a future 12for12k project?
Thanks to everyone who helped me win the Wii, and to The Printed Blog for offering the prize. Also, a special mention to Michael Schechter who sent some Wii games to hand over as well. I’m sure the kids at the Toronto Sick Kids hospital send their thanks too.