For the 7th year, Mercy opened its plaza to nearly 800 Mercy Kids including patients, families and children of co-workers at Mercy Children’s Hospital. The carnival is one of many celebrations honoring the patients, families and caregivers helped by the annual Benefit for Mercy Kids dinner auction. Proceeds from auction go toward programs at Mercy Children’s Hospital supporting pediatric needs on site and in the community.
The carnival events are planned by Mercy’s teen volunteer group, Teens Learning in the Community (TLC). TLC combines education and service by offering high school and college-age students, 16 years and older, interested in a health care career an opportunity to learn more about different options in the field. It fosters a commitment to volunteering, offers valuable insight into a variety of health care professions and experience in multiple areas of the hospital.
The Mercy Kids Crew provided free bike helmets with fittings.
Mercy Kids is a network of pediatric care dedicated to meeting the needs of every child, every day. It’s powered by more than 700 pediatricians and family doctors in partnership with 125 pediatric specialists. Anchored by two acute care pediatric hospitals in St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., Mercy Kids offers a full range of services to support healthy childhoods, including pediatric, specialty and educational services.