Awesome news! After announcing my fundraiser Veliky Photos for Lurie Children's Hospital, Melani Domingues, owner of The Green Lady craft beer bar in Lakeview reached out. Melani's daughter experienced multiple MRIs as a child before an eventual surgery. Melani proposed that we double the original goal and hold an event together.
Join us for an evening with friends, both new and old, while drinking great beer for a special cause. 100% of draft beer, raffles, and silent auction proceeds will help fund the renovation of the 5th floor of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, which will feature 4 MRI rooms. The funds being raised will specifically go toward the art installments designed to calm children's fears and provide pleasant distractions, so they are able to complete necessary diagnostic tests. These rooms are cold, sterile, and the large machines are very loud. Transforming these environments can decrease the need for sedation during the challenging 90 minute procedure, which requires laying still. The colorful, engaging scenery will make the room feel warm and appealing to kids of all ages, and reduce the anxiety and stress of having an MRI.
Each room is themed after a different season, so our event will focus on "Spring", where my original raise is for "Fall". Below is an early rendering of the look & feel designed to comfort children going through this challenging process.
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