Winter Carnival Brings Sunshine to Kids at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

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Volunteers from UnitedHealth Group, and Sesame Street's Elmo, a partner of UnitedHealthcare's Food for Thought program, are pictured with a young patient at Project Sunshine Winter Party at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach (Photo courtesy of Project Sunshine).

Volunteers from UnitedHealth Group, and Sesame Street’s Elmo, a partner of UnitedHealthcare’s Food for Thought program, are pictured with a young patient at Project Sunshine Winter Party at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach (Photo courtesy of Project Sunshine).

On January 20, 2015, volunteers from UnitedHealth Group and Project Sunshine brought a winter party to the patients at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

“UnitedHealth Group’s relationship with Project Sunshine aligns with our mission of helping build healthier communities, and provides an opportunity to harness the power of our amazing workforce and their passion for volunteering,” said Brandon Cuevas, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of California. “Sesame Street shares our commitment to help children stay healthy, and I know Elmo will bring a smile to everyone’s face at the Winter Carnival.” 

Since beginning its relationship with Project Sunshine in early 2010, more than 13,200 UnitedHealth Group volunteers have created 63,000 Arts and Crafts Kits, and 18,300 Sunny Grams for pediatric patients across the country. These dynamic volunteers have supported more than 23,000 children and their families.

UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy Habits for Life partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, includes bilingual (English and Spanish) educational outreach materials through the Sesame Street Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget™ initiative. Food for Thought aims to help families, with children ages two to eight, make food choices that are affordable and nutritional, and that set the foundation for lifelong healthy habits.

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