By Luciana Starks
For the first time since national Bring Your Child to Work Day began in 1993, many City of Hope parents did just that on May 2.
Adam Bailis helps visiting children look at common objects through a microscope. (Photo by Thomas Brown)
City of Hope’s Bring Your Child to Work initiative provided an opportunity for children to visit their parents’ workplace, hear about City of Hope and learn firsthand about science and health care. Ninety-six children in grades 3 through 5 attended activities hosted by City of Hope’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.
“This event was an enriching learning experience that opened the children’s eyes to a better understanding of City of Hope and health care,” said Stephanie Neuvirth, chief human resources and diversity officer. “This was also an opportunity to strengthen the ties between parents and their children.”
Activities included a first aid demonstration sponsored by the American Red Cross, a lesson using glitter to teach how germs are spread, artwork and patient letter writing, a scavenger hunt through historical landmarks on campus and a presentation by child life representatives from the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. Afterward, the group participated in an energetic physical fitness session hosted by Radio Disney.