Thanks for Dreaming Big with us!
Thank you for Dreaming Big with us! Last Saturday, more than 2,000 friends joined together at Crown Center Square for the first time in-person to celebrate hope and healing with Children’s Mercy at Dream Big Day.
Participants celebrated with a 1-mile walk to the Field of Dreams in Hospital Hill Park in front of the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, where attendees shared their dreams for kids in a unique art display. After the walk, kids, families and friends enjoyed free family-fun activities, such as face painting, balloon artists, a silent disco, a drum safari, and much more at the Dream Big Family Fest. A highlight were 10 reunions where more than 800 patient families had the opportunity to interact with their former physicians, nurses, care teams and each other!
“The Children’s Mercy Heart Center team had the most amazing time reconnecting with our patients and their family members! It’s such a joy to be able to see our patients outside of the hospital setting, enjoying time with their family and having fun engaging in new experiences like Dream Big Day! We are really looking forward to next year’s event,” said Erin Perez, LCSW, Heart Center Thrive Program Manager.
Together, 165 teams raised $255,000 for Children’s Mercy to ensure kids are healthy to chase their big dreams!
Special thanks to our sponsors for dreaming big for kids: Crown Center, Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Anthony Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, Compass Minerals International, Constance M. Cooper Charitable Foundation, Hallmark Cards, Inc., The Perry Family, The Jackson Family, Kiewit, American Century Investments, The Anderson's Inc., Dean Coughenour Trust, Evans Evco and Kansas City Parks & Rec.
Thank you to all who joined us to help provide hope, cures, and answers for kids in Kansas City and beyond!