Supporting the World Pediatric Project’s Third Annual Rock ‘n’ Heal Event (13)This past spring, we were proud to support the World Pediatric Project St. Louis’ third annual Rock ‘n’ Heal event that was held in the Union Station Hotel in our hometown of St. Louis.  With over 900 people in attendance, the event raised an impressive $220,000 to further the non-profit’s mission.

World Pediatric Project’s mission is to build a better life for children living in the Caribbean and Central America by providing quality, critical-care health services. They accomplish their mission by sending teams of surgical and healthcare professionals to these areas to provide medical services to children.  They also work with local healthcare providers to develop prevention programs aimed at reducing birth defects and preventable diseases.

The annual Rock ‘n’ Heal event that is held in both Richmond and St. Louis, raise funds to further World Pediatric Project’s mission. The St. Louis event held on June 2nd, featured local food and craft beer, a silent auction and a well known local band.  Several children who have benefited from World Pediatric Project’s efforts, also had the opporutnity to attend the event.

Adam Silver, a HBM Associate, is on the Rock ‘n’ Heal planning committee.  He is passionate about the World Pediatric Project and its mission and has enjoyed working on the annual event planning committee.  “St. Louis has world-class healthcare that should be shared with those who do not have the benefits we have living here,” explained Adam.  “It is heartbreaking to know that children with birth defects, as well as their families, do not have access to care within their countries. World Pediatric Project solves this disparity by providing reasources and knowledge to give kids the healthcare they deserve.”

There are many ways for individuals to get involved with World Pediatric Project.  A few include volunteering to transport patients and their families around St. Louis, escorting families on outings within St. Louis, and providing emotional support and personal time with the children and their families.  To learn more about World Pediatric Project and how you can support their mission, visit their website.