OLDSMAR- Nickelodeon joined Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope, on July 26 to bring joy to all the sick children in Tampa Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s. The host of the popular Slimetime Live, Dave Aizer, and his co-hosts Jessica and Jonah, helped distribute hundreds of toys provided by Kids Wish Network to young patients and their siblings. Mayor Dick Greco was in attendance to make a formal proclamation on behalf of Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope.
Some of the brave children visited will have short visits in the hospital, while others won’t be as fortunate, having to endure extended stays. The special, private event created cherished memories for all of these kids, allowing them to forget the pain of the stinging needles and the fear that comes from being in a strange place, away from their families.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank all of its gracious sponsors: Nickelodeon, Mattel Foundation, Burger King, Sony Music Special Products, Chick-Fil-A, FAO Schwartz, Gund, MAC Cosmetics, Publix, MOSI, JoAnn Fabrics, Burnes of Boston, Mi Linea (Frienza), Blue Bell Bear, Swibco, Inc., Embassy Limousine, Takara USA Corp., Creative Plastics, Ganz Collectibles, K and Company, Manhattan Toy Company, Mrs. Grossman’s Paper Co., The Northwest Co., Fast Signs, McFarlane Toys, Leap Frog, Processed Plastics, Playing Mantis, Playmobile USA Inc., Spin Master Toys, Bing Sales, Your Logo, HerDoos, Adva-Lite, Vanguard Sunglasses, Winning Edge, JB of Florida, 21st Century Toys, Dr. Dennis Agliano, Kevin Newsome’s Children’s Photography, Brian Funshine and the Rainbow Funshine Kids Show, Mad Science of West Florida, David Burgess Photography, “Officer Snook” from the Adopt a Pond Program, the Bead Barn, Jumbo the Clown, Texas Hat Co., In Gear, Riverleaf, J & D Balloons, Jacobson’s, Briarpatch, Meredith International, Jacob’s Musical Chimes and Sam Snead’s Tavern.
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to grant wishes to children who have life-threatening illnesses. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of their wish granting services, please call (813)891-9374 or toll free at (888)918-9004. You can also visit its web site at www.kidswishnetwork.org.