Hats Off - Happy Birthday To Us on June 8, 1891

This year marks Children’s Specialized Hospital’s 125th anniversary of helping children with special healthcare needs reach their fullest potential. To commemorate our actual anniversary of the date of incorporation, June 8, 1891 – we said “Hats Off” by wearing fun and creative hats!

“Hats Off” is a unique way to show appreciation to early founders, supporters, physicians, and dedicated staff members who have helped Children’s Specialized Hospital grow to meet the demanding needs of children recovering from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, or to treat the thousands of children on the autism spectrum and those with complex medical needs. Visit the special website (www.childrens-specialized.org/125th-anniversary) dedicated to the 125th anniversary full of trivia, interactive timeline, videos and decades of patient stories.

“I think what Children’s does best is the way we literally wrap our arms around the families and the patients that we treat,” said Philip Salerno, III, Chief Development Officer and President, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. “As hard as we work, I want to make sure that we spend as much time celebrating the achievements that we have but also celebrating the lives of the children who we have been able to help along the way.”

Our annual Walk n’ Roll was the official kickoff to the 125th anniversary yearlong celebration, with the “Hats Off” theme. To say “Hats Off,” over 2,200 kids, parents, community members, and hospital staff showed their support for the programs and care provided by Children’s Specialized Hospital by raising over $300,000. Everyone stayed for the free kids’ carnival with food, games, prizes and fun!

This was our second special event for the 125 anniversary of partnering with families and a great opportunity to celebrate that Children’s Specialized Hospital treats nearly 29,000 patients from birth to age 21 with special healthcare needs each year at 13 locations across New Jersey.

Visit our special 125th anniversary website for future events and find out how you or your business or organization can get involved today!

For more information or to donate, visit www.childrens-specialized.org/125th-anniversary

Patient Stories

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