April Newsletter

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Dear Friends,
Here are the latest and greatest events going on at Soaringwords from Boston, New York and Toronto. We are proud to share a SoaringConcert featuring Clarissa Spata, a leading Australian Soprano live from Metropolitan Hospital. We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming events, or better yet, create your own Soaringwords event that will benefit hospitalized children in your community.

Wishing you strength and Soaringwords,


Soaringwords News

Some recent Soaringwords events from January and February. Soaring with JetBlue
For the third year in a row, Soaringwords was the national non-profit partner for JetBlues’ Light Up a Life Initiative in 60 Blue Cities across the country and the Caribbean. Thousands of JetBlue Crewmembers decorated 2,100 SoaringQuilts® and visited with hospitalized children and families to share the love. MORE PHOTOS

Reaching Out

January and February was a busy time for Rachel Gorman, our new Director of Hospital Outreach & Wellness Education. She led Soaringwords’ Hospital Outreach programs for hundreds of patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Activities included SoaringDreamCatchers, and SoaringNamePoems. To celebrate Valentine’s Day we delivered our heart shaped SoaringPillows® to hospitalized children and families. MORE PHOTOS

Employee Team-Building

MDC-Partners, a wildly enthusiastic group of creative employees enjoyed team-building activities in NY and Toronto headquarters embracing hospitalized children at Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in NYC, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto and five patients during their  treatment in the U.S. through the Global Medical Relief Fund. Many thanks to the BOOM! Communications team for the great video.

Soaring Mentors

Sallie Mae’s professional team mentored high school and college students from the Bottom Line at Sallie Mae’s Newton, MA offices. The program revolved around a Soaringwords’ Educational Outreach initiative that benefitted patients and their families at Boston Medical Center; The Ronald McDonald House of Boston; as well as homeless children and mothers residing at the Home for Little Wanderers. MORE PHOTOS

A Very Special Guest

Clarissa Spata, one of Australia’s leading Opera stars paid a visit and performed a song at Metropolitan Hospital in NYC.

SoaringStar – Norma Perez

As principal at Independent School 528, Norma Perez’ six year collaboration with Soaringwords enabled thousands of her students to become Youth Leaders through hands-on service projects. While she has enjoyed her first year of retirement, Norma has joined the Soaringwords team as our Volunteer Community Education Liaison Manager. Norma also co-facilitates Soaringwords Hospital Activities for children and families. Many thanks to  Norma for being so generous with her time and unwavering spirit! We are jazzed to have her on our team!

SoaringHealth & Wellness – Let’s Laugh

How many times a day do you laugh? If you are 3-5 years old, it is probably about 500 times. Unfortunately, if you are an adult, it is more likely to be less than 5 times a day. When we laugh, we are “in the moment”, without worry, breathing deeply and… healing our bodies. Since our bodies cannot differentiate between fake laughter and real laughter you can fake it and reap the same results (ease stress and anxiety, relax yourself and boost your immune system). Laughter Yoga has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6,000 Social Laughter Clubs in about 60 countries. Stay tuned for Soaringwords Laughter Yoga workshops and videos.

Touch Points

Contact Soaringwords to share a team-building event at your company, school or hospital. We are currently putting together “Take Your Child to Work Day” programs for April 26. Please let us know if you’d like Soaringwords to be the highlight of the day.
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