|[October 02, 2013]
Project Sunshine and UnitedHealth Group Team up to Bring a Fall Carnival to East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
UnitedHealth Group employees brought a Fall Carnival to the patients and
families at East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence.
Sesame Street's Walkaround Cookie Monster pictured with employees from UnitedHealth Group and patients of East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence (Photo: Project Sunshine).
Carnival activities inclued crafts, face painting, games, and the
Sunshine Chef's nutritional cooking project. Special guests included
Miss International 2013 Jesse Ladoue, Sesame Street's Walkaround Cookie
Monster, volunteers from UnitedHealth Group's management training
program and its mascot Dr. Health E. Hound.
The East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence (EHACE) is committed to
reducing the number of asthma-related hospitalizations by 50 percent,
and increasing normal activity among children with poorly controlled
Project Sunshine provides programs that educate and entertain families
and their children facing medical challenges, to provide relief from the
stress and monotony of treatment. Since UnitedHealth Group's national
partnership with Project Sunshine began in early 2012, nearly 6,500
employee volunteers have created more than 20,500 Arts and Crafts Kits
and 3,400 Sunny Grams for pediatric patients across the country. These
volunteers have also participated in 51 hospital-based events.
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