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Helping Kids Feel Better

Children who spend time at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) will once again be treated to a meal and an OHL hockey game, thanks to Perkins Restaurant and Bakery and the Sudbury Wolves.

The “Kids Feel Better” Campaign is back for another year.  The Sudbury Wolves and Perkins are providing 750 game tickets and meal vouchers to children who are receiving care at HSN.

 “The ‘Kids Feel Better’ campaign is a highlight of our year, “says Blaine Smith, President of the Sudbury Wolves. “Our players and Howler go and meet the kids at the hospital, and they are inspired by the courage and positive attitude demonstrated by these children. We’ve very honoured to take part in this campaign with one of our most loyal community supporters, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery.”

Since the campaign was launched, over 5000 children and their families have been treated to a meal and a game.

“Perkins is a family restaurant and we really value the children and parents of this community,” says Todd Connors, Director of Food and Beverage for Westmount Hospitality Group (Perkins). “We feel kids in hospital and their families deserve a night out, so we look forward every year to this initiative, and we’re thrilled to get such support from the Sudbury Wolves and Health Sciences North.”

In addition to the “Kids Feel Better” campaign, Perkins and the Sudbury Wolves also partner on other community initiatives, including Cub Club, Adopt a School, My Community Nights, Dinner With Your Favorite Sudbury Wolves, Santa’s Breakfast, and the Santa Clause Parade Float.

This year, Perkins and the Sudbury Wolves also joined the HSN Volunteer Association’s Pennies For Pediatrics campaign, to raise $100,000 for children with developmental conditions such as autism.

“On behalf of HSN, I want to thank Perkins and the Sudbury Wolves for the ‘Kids Feel Better’ campaign, “ says Dr. Sean Murray, pediatrician and Medical Director of the Family and Child Program. “This initiative means so much to the children and their families, and we’re so glad the campaign is back for another year.”

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