NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealth Group employees brought a Fall Carnival to the patients and families at East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence.
Carnival activities included crafts, face painting, games, and the Sunshine Chef’s nutritional cooking project. Special guests included Miss International 2013 Jesse Ladoue, Sesame Street’s Walkaround Cookie Monster, volunteers from UnitedHealth Group’s management training program and its mascot Dr. Health E. Hound.
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.
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. Since UnitedHealth Group’s national partnership with Project Sunshine began in early 2012, nearly 6,500 employee volunteers have created more than 20,500 Arts and Crafts Kits and 3,400 Sunny Grams for pediatric patients across the country. These volunteers have also participated in 51 hospital-based events.