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20 Moments to Celebrate in 2020 at Children’s Hospital of Georgia

As we celebrate a new year, take a look back at these special moments in 2019.

  1. Press on Fund pledged to give $1 million to support pediatric cancer research and treatments at Augusta Universiy.
  2. The 19th Annual iHeart Media Cares for Kids Radiothon raised a record breaking $255,187.19
  3. Participants shaved their heads to help raise money for children with cancer at the second annual Brave the Shave for a Child with Cancer.
  4. The annual President’s Gala celebrated raising nearly $4 million for continued miracles at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
  5. Family, friends, staff and the community celebrated Miracle Treat Day at participating Dairy Queen locations helping to raise money for the kids at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
  6. Katrina Keefer was named CEO for Augusta University Health.
  7. Dr. Zahid Amin was the first physician to be approved to use the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder and performed his first surgery July 22, 2019.
  8. Gracey Chafin, founder of Lil G’s Wagons of Hope, was featured on the TODAY Show highlighting her hard work and donations for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
  9. Children’s Hospital of Georgia summer camps found a new home at Camp Lakeside in Licolnton, Georgia.
  10. Two-time Super Bowl champion Hines Ward made a special visit to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
  11. Augusta University Health’s Craniofacial Center received renewed ACPA approval.
  12. The annual May is for Miracles fundraiser displayed designs throughout the hospital and raised a total of $4,470 for the kids.
  13. Abigail Guiton was the first pediatric patient at Augusta University Health to receive a robotic surgery.
  14. The Children’s Hospital of Georgia Child Life Team welcome their second facility dog, Casey.
  15. Augusta University Health opened a second care center location in Grovetown. This location offers walk-in, on-demand and scheduled appointments for pediatric care.
  16. Jaguar Miracle raised $36,501.07 for the kids at their annual Jaguar Miracle Dance Marathon.
  17. Miracle at GSU raised $14,005 for the kids at their second annual Dance Marathon.
  18. Following Brave the Shave, patients, families and friends kicked off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by hanging gold ribbons to honor a child’s fight with cancer.
  19. Doctors, nurses, staff, family and friends celebrated Children’s Hospitals Week helping to raise awareness for children’s health.
  20. The First Lady of Georgia toured the hospital and learned about the life-saving programs and expert care offered at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.