Pie in the face for cancer


Young patients at Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will give physicians and other staff a pie in the face to raise awareness of childhood cancer and sickle cell disease. The event is in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.


Sept. 29
Noon, Outpatient Pediatric Clinic, 1801 W. Taylor St.
12:30 p.m., Inpatient Pediatric Unit, 1740 W. Taylor St.


Children’s Hospital University of Illinois provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with cancer, leukemia, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and other blood disorders.

The 101-bed specialty pediatric hospital includes 10 centers of excellence and provides general and pediatric subspecialty care to children throughout the state. The Children’s Hospital is comprised of 24 pediatric medical-surgical beds, 12 pediatric intensive care beds, and 10 pediatric step-down beds. The 55-bed neonatal intensive care unit includes 30 Level III NICU beds, the highest care designation awarded by the state.


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