October 1, 2016
Community's youngest patients receive visit before a Willy Wonka-themed gala
WHAT: 
Willy Wonka will visit kids to bring the magic of the Chocolate Factory to Renown Children’s Hospital. His visit is just one day before the Willy Wonka-themed Magic 2016—Renown Health Foundation’s gala benefiting the health and well-being of children in our community.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 13
3 p.m.
                                                                                                                        
WHY:
Thursday afternoon, Willy Wonka will visit kids to bring wonder and smiles to Renown Children’s Hospital. This visit is one example of the programs and services focused on helping patients of all ages heal. In addition to special visits like this, Renown Children’s Hospital offers a healing garden, therapy rooms and Child Life Program specialists.
 
Renown Health Foundation’s annual gala celebrates how the community supports children and the very magic they bring to life. Proceeds from Magic 2016 will benefit the Child Health Institute and Renown Children’s Hospital. Over the years, Magic support has raised funds for much needed medical equipment throughout Renown Children’s Hospital and towards the development of the all new Child Health Institute.

The Friday, Oct. 14 gala is at the Downtown Reno Ballroom with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. and a dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m.
 
VISUALS AND INTERVIEWS:
Photos and video of Willy Wonka visiting patients at Renown Children’s Hospital.
 
WHERE:          
Meet in the Tahoe Tower Lobby, Ground Floor
Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502
 
Media parking/entrance information
All media must be escorted on hospital property. To ensure uninterrupted access to the event contact Stacey Sunday, Public Relations Business Partner, at 775-691-7308 or news@renown.org. Mill Street Parking is most convenient.
 
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ABOUT RENOWN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Renown Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated children’s hospital in northern Nevada, and offers a variety of programs and services designed specifically to care for the community's families. It has the region’s only Children’s ER and Pediatric ICU. Renown Children’s Hospital is the only hospital affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) in the region and local CMN Hospitals' programs and events directly benefit children in the Truckee Meadows. It is also the only hospital in the region affiliated with CHA (Children’s Hospital Association). For more information, visit renown.org/children

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Contact(s)

Stacey Sunday

Public Relations Business Partner
Email: news@renown.org
Phone: 775-691-7308
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