Recently I was invited to an event hosted by Tylenol to talk about their new partnership with the Children’s Health Fund called Smiling It Forward.
The event was held at one of the most gorgeous restaurants on the west side, Park Restaurant. I had been there previously with my book club so I was excited to return.
When we arrived we were offered lemonade in mason jars, the drink was delicious but I thought the concept of drinking out of a mason jar with a really cool straw was simply facinating!
There were tons of bloggers on hand and absolutely no shade. Usually I recognize more than a few faces at events, but this one was different. I gave hellos to whomever caught my eye and then I ran into some long time twitter buddies Virginia and Lisa. They had a really great step and repeat full of props, and what do bloggers love more than to take silly pictures of themselves??
We were given an introduction of the Children’s Health Fund and all if the amazing things that they do. They provide health care for children in poor and underserved areas. They take these mobile clinics filled with kid friendly booths, for full check ups and care. They often station themselves outside of NYC shelters and provide continual care for the children.
I had never heard of the Children’s Health Fund but I was so happy that I did. The work that they do is amazing and heroic. (more on them upcoming!)
Another cool fact about the Children’s Health Fund is that they hand out books instead of lollipops and the children adore the books and keep them as prized possessions.
After the tour, we went back in and there were cupcakes. I had one. It was kind of amazing (and I am a huge red velvet snob!)
We had some time to ask one on one questions to Dr. Tanya Altman who was super funny and knowledgeable. We talked about everything from fevers, to milk, to allergies vs. Colds, to when should we take the kids to the doctor and so much more.
We ended the event with more sweets (I didn’t have any, but they looked amazing!) And a really nice gift bad filled with Grape Tylenol and some other fun stuff.
Between September 17th and January 31st, 2014 the makers of Tylenol will make a $1 donation to the Children’s Health Fund for every photo approved and shared on SmilingItForward.com! Go ahead and submit your beautiful faces to make a quick and easy donation!