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Radiology, United Way Working Together for Our Community

Radiology, United Way Working Together for Our Community

The 2016 United Way campaign kicked off in the Radiology Department in October, promising to be a fun-filled month of giving, advocating and volunteering. The campaign, which ran October 3-28, raised (as of 11/15/16) $1,050,432 hospital wide. The Radiology Department raised approximately $39,000 of that total, showing that we too “Live United”!

The United Way and Cincinnati Children’s have worked together for quite some time. Both organizations seek to do their parts in making our community healthier, smarter, and a better place to live. With well over a hundred different agency partners, the United Way truly has a cause that everyone can connect with. Cincinnati Children’s employees were able to donate to United Way to give back to our community.

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Image: Hospital flier for United Way food donations.

To celebrate this year’s campaign, the department did themed weeks. Week one was “Game Week,” which had our staff searching high and low to “find Nemo” and participate in a United Way of Greater Cincinnati online scavenger hunt. Week two was “Volunteer Week” where our staff were able to help assemble books for the Every Child Succeeds program. For week three, the Radiology department hosted a Thanksgiving-themed food drive. And during the last week of the campaign, the department had a “Spirit Week” where every day there was a different theme: Superhero Day, Urkel Day, Sports Fan Day, 80’s Day and Crazy Hair Day. A great time was had by all!

The United Way and Cincinnati Children’s: both great organizations working together for our community!

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About the author: Alex Towbin

Alex is a radiologist and the Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics. In this role, he helps to manage the information systems used by the Radiology department. Clinically, Alex is the Assistant Director of thoracoabdominal imaging. His research interests include liver disease, liver tumors, inflammatory bowel disease, and appendicitis.