Families are invited to join Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt and Belk at Cool Springs Galleria for an afternoon of fun to support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  Themed “Passport to Spring Break” the afternoon will include various activities for the whole family sponsored by Belk.

Participants will have the opportunity to do art projects, play various games and walk a runway during a mini fashion show. Miss Tennessee, Grace Burgess, will be in attendance along with other special guests. Attendees will learn the benefit of philanthropy by putting together goody bags for a hospitalized child.

Tickets can be purchased at ChildrensHospital.vanderbilt.org/sunday and include all activities and refreshments.

Event details

Date:                     Sunday, March 5, 2017 2 – 4 p.m.

Place:                    Belk, Cool Springs (Men and Children’s store)

Event Notes:      Tickets are $20 per person or $60 for a family ticket (3+ family members).


About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a nationally recognized provider of pediatric health care services, currently with ten specialty programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine in its Best Children’s Hospitals issue. The hospital is also ranked 13th in the nation by Parents magazine.

With more than 400 physicians trained in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties, the 267–bed facility provides the highest level of pediatric health care services and is also a top-tier teaching and research facility.

The hospital features Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, and also offers comprehensive services for other childhood diseases such as cancer, organ and bone marrow transplants, Level 1 pediatric trauma, sickle cell disease, developmental disorders and is home to a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, the highest designated level of neonatal care.

Children’s Hospital opened in 2004, expanded its physical space in 2012, and is adding four floors and 160,000 total sq. ft. through its “Growing to New Heights” campaign. The new expansion, anticipated to open in 2019, will help advance the size and scope of the hospital’s mission.