Project Sunshine and UnitedHealth Group Team up to Bring a Spring Carnival to East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence
<0> Anita Sen Public RelationsAnita Sen, 310-422-7568 </0>
Employees from UnitedHealth Group brought a Spring Carnival to the patients and families at East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence in honor of National Volunteer Month.
Today’s Spring Carnival included craft activities, games, face-painting and the Sunshine Chef’s nutritional cooking project. Special guests included Miss USA Nana Meriwether, volunteers from UnitedHealth Group’s management training program and its mascot Dr. Health E. Hound.
Project Sunshine provides programs that educate and entertain families and their children facing medical challenges to provide relief from the stress and monotony of treatment.
The East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence (EHACE) is committed to reducing the number of asthma-related hospitalizations by 50 percent, and increasing normal activity among children with poorly controlled asthma.
Since its national partnership began in early 2012 with Project Sunshine, 4,500 volunteers at UnitedHealth Group have created 15,550 Arts and Crafts Kits and 2,050 Sunny Grams for pediatric patients at medical facilities across the country. These volunteers have also participated in 28 hospital-based events.