Kidzpace is a global supplier of free play, interactive, electronic entertainment and has built a reputation for outstanding service.
A pioneer in the industry Kidzpace is also a leader, constantly developing new and innovative products. The knowledge and expertise gained from many years of experience makes Kidzpace the number one entertainment system provider to any business that needs to entertain customers.
"Healthy Humor (HH) is a nonprofit arts organization whose professional performers create moments of joy, wonder, laughter and comfort for hospitalized children and all others who are most in need. We hope for a world transformed by humor, joy and the power of human connection – a world less burdened by pain and fear. Our flagship program, Red Nose Docs, uses the magic of healthcare clowning to help alleviate the fear, sadness and isolation of the hospital environment for young patients and their circle of caregivers. Using an array of circus and theatre skills, our Red Nose Docs create spontaneous, joyful encounters tailored to the needs of each hospitalized child. Working in teams of two, we help ease the stress of serious illness by reintroducing laughter, play and fun as natural parts of life. There are 12 pediatric hospitals across the country in the Healthy Humor family, including two in the Washington, DC area -- Children's National Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. More are slated to come on board later this year. Come check out our booth, meet our Red Nose Docs and see the magic for yourself!"
AppliedVR designs and distributes therapeutic VR content to healthcare providers. Based on 40 years of proven academic research, we transform the patient experience and create better outcomes. Initially, we focus on reducing pain and anxiety before, during and after procedures. Part of Techstars healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai.
KindVR creates custom virtual reality therapies to help patients lower their pain and stress due to medical procedures and conditions. We are a research-based company, partnering with leading US and Canadian pediatric hospitals. Our goal is to make it easy for hospitals to provide clinically validated virtual reality therapy to every patient in need.
Dec My Room is all about “Creating A Healing Place” for long term pediatric and young adult patients. Volunteers shop and then decorate a room, with knowledge of the likes and interest of each individual patient. The goal is to change a dull hospital room into a cozier, more personalized hospital room that is filled with things that the patient will find comforting during their stay. This unique and innovative charity was founded by Susan Plank and her daughter Kendall at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston in August 2007. Since then, Dec My Room has grown to over 25 hospitals in 13 cities around the country.
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.
The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
Starlight creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families. For 35 years, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted more than 60 million critically, chronically and terminally ill or injured children in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. With your help, more kids and their families will enjoy Starlight Xperience, Starlight Gowns, Starlight Fun Centers and other Starlight programs at a children’s hospital or facility near you. Get involved at starlight.org.
Connect-123 partners with universities to provide career-related internship, service learning and practicum programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai and Sydney. Since 2008, we have run Child Life programs in South Africa and, more recently, we have developed a 4-week Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, which follows ACLP guidelines. The program, which is led by Sharon McLeod, a past president of the ACLP, is one of the few international practicum experiences available to Child Life students and, this year, was a finalist for the GoAbroad Innovation Awards. Please come talk with us or get in touch to learn more! www.connect-123.com
We fulfill our mission by CONNECTING with families, bringing AWARENESS to their stories, offering them a network of helpful RESOURCES and sending the entire family continual doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their journey.