Pharmaceutical and health care conventions are full of booths
giving away items in the hopes you'll remember their name. We've
seen ice cream made in the blink of an eye, flash drives, t-shirts,
pens, and much more. But for the third year in a row, here at MMG
we've taken a different approach at the Annual DIA Meeting. At the
MMG booth, for every business card received, MMG donated one
stuffed animal to a child in the care of Children's National Health
System in Washington, D.C.
This year, with the help of DIA attendees, we were able to
donate more than 300 animals to Children's National. Each stuffed
animal will help comfort children coming through outpatient
clinics, inpatient units, emergency departments, and regional
outpatient centers. Caregivers and medical staff often use toys as
a way to ease patients' fear and anxiety. Toys help to make
surroundings in care facilities feel more familiar to the children.
They provide a form of diversion for patients or a warm gift to
wake up to after surgery. We hope that every toy will bring a smile
to a child's face during a tough time.
If you're interested in donating, you can find more information
on the Children's National website under the
Take a look at staff from Children's National Health System with
the donated stuffed animals.