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News and insight from Franciscan about our philosophy of hope through healthcare and recent issues affecting children’s wellness.


2016 Holiday Toy Drive Thank You

Holiday Toy Drive Thank You Collage

Each year, the kindness of our community of friends and donors inspires us in our mission to provide excellence in care and education so that all children can reach their fullest potential and live their best life. Thanks to your generosity, the holiday season at Franciscan Children’s has been full of laughter, play and joy!

Giving News

Giving Tuesday 2016

Today, we ask our community to support our mission by donating to Franciscan Children’s. And we celebrate the generous hearts of our employees whose donations of love are unmatched.

Giving News

Ways to Give 2016

Feeling extra thankful during this Season of Giving? Here are four easy ways you can give back to the incredible kids and families at Franciscan Children’s.

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Go Max Go! Massimo’s Milestone Road Race

Massimo playing Adaptive Baseball

Born 3 months premature and weighing only two pounds, Massimo Reveliotty had a long journey ahead of him when he arrived at Franciscan Children’s in 2006. 10 years later, Massimo is a fun-loving and playful boy who is thriving in school and in sports. In celebration of this incredible milestone, Massimo, along with his family and friends, will be running in our 8th Annual Road Race.


‘Tis The Season Of Giving

The holiday season seems to sneak up on us earlier every year. While that can seem a bit daunting at times, at Franciscan we are happy to start celebrating the “Season of Giving” as early as possible. There are always moments throughout the holiday season – big or small – that remind us of what… Continue Reading

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From Tragedy to Triumph

Marathon Runner

With the help of his care team at Franciscan, Nick Prefontaine overcame incredible odds to recover from a tragic snowboarding accident twelve years ago. Today, he’s getting ready to run his first marathon in our honor.


Making A Difference – Insights From Our Donors

Did you know that July was National Make a Difference to Children Month? Our families, friends, staff, and our donors make a difference to the children we serve every single day. In the spirit and celebration of making a difference in the lives of kids, we spoke with two of our donors about how and why they support Franciscan Hospital for Children.

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A Carnival Unlike Any Other

Kid Fund Carnival - Airbrush Tattoo

Each year on the last Friday in July the KID Fund Carnival is held onsite at Franciscan Hospital for Children, bringing together staff, children, families and guests for a day of laughter and fun.


Heart in Hand Thank You

Heart in Hand Holiday Campaign

A brief recap of the 2014 Heart in Hand holiday campaign and our opportunity to say thank you to all those who participated in support of our kids and families.

Giving News

Making Our Holidays Merry & Bright

Each year millions of children wake up on Christmas morning and run downstairs to discover what goodies Santa has left for them under the Christmas tree. Conversely, thousands of children and their families find themselves celebrating their holidays slightly differently – in hospitals across the country. At the beginning of the holiday season we publish… Continue Reading