The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is excited to announce this week is #ChildrensHospitalWeek, which is dedicated to bringing awareness of the importance of supporting children's hospitals.

From April 4-7, the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM) is encouraging Manitobans to engage in a variety of activities to show support for children's hospitals.

  • Wear a bandage. Show your support for children’s hospitals by wearing a bandage of your choice, taking a photo, and sharing it with the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek hashtag.
  • Start a fundraiser. Help raise critical funds that support sick and injured children who need HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. Visit to get started.
  • Donate. Donations help #GiveBetterFutures to kids through purchases of vital medical equipment, funding life-saving research and offering programs that bring comfort to sick and injured children and their families during difficult times. To make a tax-deductible donation right now to help kids in hospitals, please visit

The CHFM is one of 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across North America participating in the initiative.

An example of how important it is to support children's hospitals is this year's Champion Child, nine-year-old Pacey Wall. He's been treated at HSC Children's Hospital for intestinal failure and has personally benefited from local donations to CMN Hospitals in Canada.

"This awareness week, #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, celebrates the importance of children’s hospitals and shines light on the need to give better futures to sick or injured kids in our communities," says Stefano Grande, President and CEO of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. "Donations of all sizes add up to provide critical funding for pediatric medical equipment, hospital programs to make kids’ stays in hospital a little easier, and research into childhood illness. This support helps kids thrive and keeps communities vibrant."

(provided by children's hospital)