Kids Alive to Celebrate 15 Years of Serving Children of Parents with Cancer

Madelyn Chase, PhD, child psychologist, and Jeanne Currey, RN, MN, clinical nurse specialist for oncology support services at Porter Adventist and Littleton Adventist Hospitals, sought grant funding and financial support to co-found Kids Alive in 1995. Since then, the program has brought reassurance to approximately 500 families. Kids Alive has provided a safe and loving environment for children to express their feelings and to gain understanding, support and allies.

On Thursday, July 22, Kids Alive will host its first-ever reunion for the families that have been impacted by the organization over the past 15 years. Current and former participants and their families will have an opportunity to share their experiences and catch up with each other and with the staff and many volunteers that have been a part of the Heros Journey of Cancer."

The reunion will be held at the Hudson Gardens Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr. in Littleton, Colo. Registration begins at 4:45 pm. There will be dinner provided, guest speakers, and reminiscing of the associations journey. The event will end at 7 p.m. Registration and entry fee is $10 per Kids Alive family. Donations are accepted and will be used to fund future services for other children.

About Porter Adventist Hospital
Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. In addition to being ranked No. 1 in overall cardiac care in Colorado by HealthGrades, Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care and transplant. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 12 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight for Life and home care and hospice services. Porters and Centura's strength lies in the ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state. For more information about Porter Adventist Hospital, visit www.porterhospital.org.