Northwestern Mutual (Troy, Ann Arbor, Grand Blanc, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw) and Cheeriodicals brought cheer in the form of 240 big green boxes to children fighting childhood cancer and other diseases at Children’s Hospital of Michigan during its “Cheeriodicals Day” event held on June 28, 2013. Cheeriodicals are “big green boxes of cheer” made up, in this case, of age-appropriate magazines, toys, puzzles, crafts and more goodies for the children to enjoy.
“As a father of two, I can’t imagine the heartache of seeing your child in pain as they battle childhood cancer and other diseases. Our hope is that by bringing a smile to the child, we can bring a smile to the entire family.”
“We are so excited to have Northwestern Mutual and Cheeriodicals visit Children’s Hospital of Michigan today,” said Tony Werner, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “We sincerely appreciate Northwestern Mutual Managing Partner, Brad Seitzinger and his team for sponsoring this day of smiles. All of our patients were thrilled to receive such special and fun gifts.”
“We’re excited to work with Northwestern Mutual to bring smiles to every child at Children’s Hospital of Michigan,” said Gary Parisher, President of Cheeriodicals. “Nothing we do matters more than our efforts in children’s hospitals.”
The boxes were tailored to boys or girls and specific age groups and are sure to bring joy to the children and even included a few surprises for the parents.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Cheeriodicals to bring joy to Michigan families battling cancer and other diseases,” said Brad Seitzinger, Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual-Troy. “As a father of two, I can’t imagine the heartache of seeing your child in pain as they battle childhood cancer and other diseases. Our hope is that by bringing a smile to the child, we can bring a smile to the entire family.”
Contributing to this day of smiles, the Detroit Marriott Troy donated meeting space for the Northwestern Mutual Team to build the Cheeriodicals during a 2 hour team building activity. Detroit-based Morse Moving and Storage, specializing in residential and commercial moves, donated their time and services to transport the 240 Cheeriodicals to Children’s.