For the second year, volunteers from UnitedHealth Group and rookie players from the Atlanta Falcons brought a carnival-themed party to the patients and families at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Volunteers offered creative craft activities, entertainment, face painting, prizes and games for children to provide relief from the stress and monotony of treatment.
Project Sunshine provides programs that educate and entertain children facing medical challenges.
Since beginning its relationship with Project Sunshine in 2010, more than 13,000 UnitedHealth Group volunteers have created 63,000 Arts and Crafts Kits, and 18,300 Sunny Grams for pediatric patients across the country. These volunteers have supported more than 23,000 children and their families.
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, and the Atlanta Falcons have been in partnership since 2011 to raise awareness of the benefits of healthy living and preventing chronic diseases, especially childhood obesity and diabetes, through the Atlanta Falcons Rookie Club, an annual outreach initiative designed to introduce the team’s newest members to the importance of giving back to the community.