8-year-old brain tumor patient Alyssa Gonzales was inteviewed by KTVU (channel 2) at Children's Hospital Oakland's St. Baldrick's pre-shave. About 180 people went bald and $80,000--and counting!--was raised for pediatric cancer research at Children's second annual head shaving event.
(Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA © 3/18/09)
Cancer patients 1-year-old Bello Mendoza and 5-year-old Alyssa Justice are featured receiving "Gifts of Hope" from the American Cancer Society. Making their annual Daffodil Days visit to the hospital, the American Cancer Society delivered stuffed animals to our young patients battling cancer.
"People line up to share their hair for cancer"
(San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA © 3/15/09)
Children's Hospital Oakland's second annual St. Baldrick's head shaving fundraiser was a huge success raising over $80,000 and shaving about 180 heads. Children's own doctors and nurses, family members of cancer survivors, and even teenage girls with long ponytails were among those shaved. Children's cancer survivors 15-year-old Janessa Sales and 13-year-old Brianna Contaxis-Tucker, were honored alongside other pediatric cancer survivors and shared their stories with the crowd. You can check out the article and view some great photos of the head shaving by clicking the link above.
Children's Hospital Oakland shaves for kids cancer research
(KTVU Televison, San Frnacisco, CA © 3/10/09; KNTV Televison, San Jose, CA © 3/10/09)
Children's Hospital Oakland hosted a St. Baldrick's "pre-shave" for residents and staff unable to attend the main event. About 15 shavees went bald, including a team of Children's doctors, to kick-off the second annual head shaving fundraiser. To view a short YouTube video featuring 8-year-old brain tumor patient Alyssa Gonzales and Caroline Hastings, MD, of hematology/oncology, please click the link above.
"Free to be me: When kids don't fit traditional gender roles"
(Bay Area Parent, East Bay, CA © March 2009)
Herbert Schreier, MD, of Psychiatry is featured in this article about gender-variant children. Dr. Schreier is an international expert in gender-variant children, kids who have strong and persistent behaviors that are typically associated with the other sex.
"FACES for the Future Program"
(KRON-4 Television, San Francisco, CA © 2/14/09)
Respitory therapist, Isabelo Elisan, and FACES for the Future student, Vanessa Nutters, are featured in this news story about the hospital. The report shows how our FACES program helps motivate students to pursue careers in healthcare.
"Heart patients reunite after 20 years"
(KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA © 2/13/09)
Our hospital is featured in this story about a former cardiology patient from Russia who revisited the hospital. At age 7, she underwent life-saving heart surgery thanks to a group of volunteer doctors and nurses who traveled to Russia back in 1989. They later formed the Heart to Heart Foundation, which helps children in Russia. One of the surgeons in that group included Dr. Nilas Young, formerly of Children's, who's now at U.C. Davis.
"Avoid emergency room runs for your baby"
(KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA © 1/05/09-1/06/09)
Dayna Long, MD, of Primary Care is featured on two episodes of KGO-TV's The View From the Bay. Dr. Long provides advice to local moms about kepping babies and young children healthy and germ-free during cold and flu season.