WHO: Young cystic fibrosis patients; “Elf” Gordon Hartman, co-founder with wife Maggie of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation; “Elf” Terri Mauldin, executive director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; super hero X-Ray from the Morgan’s Wonderland Wonder Squad; Professor Flutterwing from Joy’s Crew of Morgan’s Wonderland goodwill ambassadors.
WHAT: Early-Christmas delivery of several hundred wipeable toys to Cystic Fibrosis Care Center. Such toys must be wiped down, or disinfected, repeatedly to halt the spread of germs among those suffering from cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs.
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
WHERE: Sky Tower on the 7th Floor of University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive, (210) 358-4000.
WHY: To spread holiday cheer and help young cystic fibrosis patients have some fun while they’re in the hospital undergoing treatment.
ETC.: The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, founded in 2005 to help the special-needs community, recently submitted the highest bid to purchase toys for cystic fibrosis patients during the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Shoot for the Moon fundraiser. Unique, ultra-accessible Morgan’s Wonderland theme park, one of the most-visible initiatives of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, is currently presenting “A Wonderland Christmas,” special entertainment on select evenings leading up to Christmas. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. For more information, www.cff.org.