We didn’t get to share this news earlier, so we are excited to post now: IPD’s photo of a little boy visiting with a sweet therapy dog at Children’s Hospital last year was selected as one of the winning images for the 2011 National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) Photo Exhibit. The exhibit went to Children’s Hospitals all around the country, as well as to the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill. All images were also used for NACHRI programs, publications, and on their website.
We were thrilled to be included, and honored to be a part of the ongoing work that Children’s Hospitals across the country are doing to help kids and their families heal. We’ve attached the congratulatory letter sent to Kevin Urda, Pittsburgh’s Children’s hospital volunteer coordinator, who submitted our image for the collection, as well the winning image!
We’re so excited to share this milestone with you all: Ingram Portrait Design was featured in this month’s edition of Professional Photographers Magazine! We have our own page in the “Good Works” section, for our work with Children’s Hospital.
We are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Children’s Hospital mission, and to have the opportunity to give back to our community. And we can hardly believe that our winning image (the header of the article below) will be displayed at the U.S. Capital Building in Washington, D.C. in July! We attached the article below as a jpeg so that you could read it right from our blog. If you want to see the online print magazine edition, follow this link and go to page 131.
Thanks for sharing this exciting time with us!
Lemieux Foundation Playroom Project Luncheon
2011 marks the 2nd year we are supporting the Lemieux Foundation’s Project Playroom Luncheon! This is a private event for about 300 guests to raise money for the Austin’s Playroom Project; this project is chaired by Mario Lemieux’s wife Nathalie and came about after their own experience at Magee-Women’s Hospital when their son was born prematurely. While spending time at the hospital, they couldn’t find a comfortable area for their two daughters to play and spend time.
A quote from the Lemieux Foundation website informs us:
“Austin’s Playroom Project seeks to benefit families and improve the quality of a child’s hospital experience whether as a visitor or patient by establishing cheerful playrooms that are safe, calming and comfortable.”
The next playroom they plan to open is in the Warrior Transition Unit on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, scheduled to open in September 2011.
To read more about the Playroom Project and the Lemieux Foundation or to make a donation, please follow this link!