(HawaiiNewsNow) - The Morgan-Bergerts, a local couple with ties to Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children, are embarking on a road trip this September - January, to attend a game at all 31 National Football League stadiums during their 17-week regular season. Chris, Lora, and their dog Dusty will be departing Hawai'i on August 25th and will start their adventure in Seattle - picking up their RV there and traveling to Denver for their first NFL game on Sept. 9th. The doctor and her husband decided together that they would like to make the road trip a fundraiser for Kapi'olani's Campaign for Hawai'i's Children. They believe any attention they can garner on their adventure should be directed towards fundraising for the hospital that has become Dr. Bergert's home away from home, and helps so many families across the state. They have created a grand adventure website, which will host their blogs, photos, videos, and spreading awareness about Kapi'olani and the Campaign across the country. They hope to start a bit of competition between team fans - and will be posting updates on Facebook and their website, to show fan fundraising updates.
Hawai'i's 100+ year old children's hospital has not been through a major renovation in more than 30 years. Updates are essential for the hospital in order to meet Hawai'i's growing medical needs. Rapidly emerging technologies have fundamentally changed medical practices and a vital rebuild of the hospital will provide the level of comfort and care that Hawai'i's families deserve. The Campaign for Hawai'i's Children supports the first phase in a multi-million dollar, multi-year renovation and rebuild of the hospital. This initial phase will help us reach the following goals: 1) create family-centered space to deliver family-centered care, a concept at the center of hospital rebuilds nationwide; 2) meet the critical care needs of Hawai'i's children, as the state's sole tertiary referral center and Level III-B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; 3) ensure adequate educational conference rooms and spaces are available as Hawai'i's pediatric teaching hospital. For more information about the Campaign, click HERE!
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