This past spring, I was fortunate to be able to travel with a group of Cincinnati Children’s donors to Washington, DC, for a national children’s forum. For me, the highlight of the trip was a luncheon we attended with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Mrs. Obama spoke about the importance of philanthropy in improving child health. She talked about how donors help advance research and improve treatments, and how we help at-risk families have better access to care. She also talked about the important role we all play in helping communities come together to get – and keep – our kids healthy.
As I listened to Mrs. Obama, I felt so proud to be sitting at the Cincinnati Children’s table. For me, Cincinnati Children’s really stands out from the crowd. We have the world-class science and clinical innovations that make us #3 in the nation. Plus we have such a distinctively compassionate and committed team ... always willing to go above and beyond to comfort and support families – both within the walls of the medical center and out in the community.
I am so proud to be a partner in this work.
It’s going to take all of us working together to help the children of Cincinnati become among the healthiest in the nation. But I know, together, we can achieve anything. I know together, we can change the outcome.
Cincinnati Children's Donor and member of the Board of Trustees and Foundation Board