Pie in the face for cancer

WHO:

Young patients at Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will give physicians and other staff a pie in the face to raise awareness of childhood cancer and sickle cell disease. The event is in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

WHEN & WHERE:

Sept. 29
Noon, Outpatient Pediatric Clinic, 1801 W. Taylor St.
12:30 p.m., Inpatient Pediatric Unit, 1740 W. Taylor St.

WHAT:

Children’s Hospital University of Illinois provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with cancer, leukemia, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and other blood disorders.

The 101-bed specialty pediatric hospital includes 10 centers of excellence and provides general and pediatric subspecialty care to children throughout the state. The Children’s Hospital is comprised of 24 pediatric medical-surgical beds, 12 pediatric intensive care beds, and 10 pediatric step-down beds. The 55-bed neonatal intensive care unit includes 30 Level III NICU beds, the highest care designation awarded by the state.