Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital receives new equipment

Northwestern Mutual, Starlight Children's Foundation donates fun centers, iPads

Published On: Dec 05 2012 11:26:55 AM EST
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

The Childhood Cancer Program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood is receiving new equipment thanks to Northwestern Mutual and its foundation.

Northwestern Mutual and Starlight Children's Foundation donated two Starlight Fun Centers and two Starlight iPads to the cancer center.

The fun centers are mobile units that roll up to a hospital bed so children can play games or watch movies.

“We have a legacy of helping families in South Florida and I am excited to deliver these entertaining Fun Centers and iPads today to families fighting childhood cancer,” said Kevin Lawhon, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual - The South Florida Group. “We know this disease takes an enormous financial, physical and emotional toll on children and families. Our goal is to strengthen families who are fighting cancer by alleviating some of the stress accompanying their experience.”

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has one of the largest pediatric oncology programs in Florida.  We are extremely grateful for the donation by Northwestern Mutual.  The children we treat will benefit from this unique gift,” said Memorial Healthcare System Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer Kevin Janser.