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Kidzpace Interactive Touch-to-Play Gaming System Donated to Miami Children’s Hospital
(9/1/2010)

Miami, FL (September 1, 2010) - The Bright Spirit Children's Foundation, which provides entertainment technologies such as video games, computers, televisions, and audio for hospitals that work with seriously ill children, has donated a new Kidzpace Interactive Touch-to-Play Gaming System to Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. This System will provide therapeutic care to children in the Hematology, Oncology, and Intensive Care Units.  Bright Spirit is pleased to support Miami Children’s Hospital and their Child Life Department.

Miami Children’s was selected from fundraising efforts at Camp Matoaka in Smithfield, ME.  Owner and Board Member Jason Silberman said, “We ran a contest during the summer to raise money for Bright Spirit, and Julie Goldstein, who resides from Coral Gables, won the event.  It was determined that we would donate to a hospital near the hometown of our winner.  Children’s was a natural fit for what we do.”

Director of Child Life, Susan Kinnebrew commented “I extend my deepest gratitude to your organization for seeking us out and offering to assist the child life department with meeting our mission which is to strive to help children grow through learning by valuing the importance of family and recognizing their individual strengths, building a strong foundation of support, commitment and ultimately providing hope.”

Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. 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 2010 by U.S.News & World Report.  The hospital has also been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor and is home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States.

The Bright Spirit Children's Foundation welcomes donations of money and/or goods/services in support of our many programs throughout the year.  Please visit www.brightspirit.org to make in-kind donations.  Donations can be mailed to: Bright Spirit Children\'s Foundation, 12 Canavan Circle, Needham, MA 02492.