Autism Care Initiative

A fever spike in the middle of the night. Tonsillitis. An allergic reaction. A knee gash for a new bike rider. Asthma. A…

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Stories from Child Life

Let's Play Doctor A 3 year old girl came into the ED for a fever and needed to get an IV. She was very anxious due to past…

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Music therapy during an extended admission

Shaun is a 15 yr old Somali boy with intractable epilepsy and developmental delays. He was referred to music therapy services to…

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Smiles, tears, and -- of course-- music

Earlier this year, four-year-old twin brothers with epilepsy were admitted into Children's neuroscience unit for their routine…

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Pets Assisting With Healing

During one of my morning pet therapy visits to St. Paul Children's Hospital, I did not realize how meaningful and lasting my…

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Welcome to the Children's Hospital Association

CHA is a volunteer non-profit organization that raises funds to support programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  CHA has a rich history of facilitating leading edge care for children and helping to establish Children’s Minnesota as a national leader in pediatric health care. This year CHA pledged $725,000 to Children's Minnesota. This would not be possible without the generosity of our many loyal supporters. Many of the programs and research projects we sponsor are ongoing, and without our funding they could not continue. 

CHA Highlights

Oh what an incredible evening! 

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Save the date for this year's Storyland Gala

Saturday, October 29, 2016

How are your dollars making a difference?

This year, CHA pledged $725,000 to fund programs and services at Children’s Minnesota that are underfunded or not covered by insurance.

Included this year, Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) has received a grant for $150,000. Their expertise and strength in the field of child abuse is known nationally. MCRC recognizes, treats and works with community partners to provide a better life for children who may be a victim of physical and/or sexual abuse. 

Additional programs use funds pledged from CHA to train professionals to see more patients and serve their needs promptly. A pledge of $175,000 to the Children’s Hospital Clinic of St. Paul helps to pay for medications for families who are financially fragile.


View the 2016 Supported Programs

Congratulations Table Talk 2016! It was a delightful afternoon in which a group of diverse and dynamic women shared both conversation and networking. Guests were welcomed with handcrafted "teapot" floral centerpieces and engaged in interesting discussions with the conversationalists. But most importantly, all proceeds raised will support CHA programs such as Runaway Intervention Fund, MCRC, NICU Developmental Follow-Up & Mental Health Special Needs Fund. CHA sincerely thanks all the guests who attended this sell out event! Your support will truly CHAnge the care and experience of children and families at Children's Minnesota and throughout the community.

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CHA would like to thank our Signature Sponsor, Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation and our Distinguished Sponsors, Pioneer Press, and Spaces Twin Cities. Additional support provided by: Mom's Rare Bird - Kathy Quinn, KME Photography, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Thank you as well to all those who donated silent auction and raffle items, and to our Champion, Leadership, and Table Sponsors. CHA is inspired and enthusiastic for all we are doing together to create healthier interactions for all children and families in our community. Additional photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.

Thank You to our 2016 Table Talk Sponsors

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