JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Because every child has a right to be safe in his or her own castle, Niswonger Children’s Hospital, ETSU Physicians, ETSU Department of Pediatrics and Quillen College of Medicine and the Children’s Advocacy Center are partnering to host the Prince and Princess Celebration. The free event is for children 12 and younger and will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Veterans Administration campus.
The Prince and Princess Celebration event is being held in recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and celebrates health, safety and family. Participants are invited to enjoy the Prince and Princess Parade, Quillen Quest physical activity stations, King’s Court educational booths and visit the Bill of Fare for a healthy snack.
Families can visit www.msha.com/familyevent to register or to find out more information. Children registered by Friday, April 4, will receive a free Prince and Princess Celebration t-shirt the day of the event. Children and families are encouraged to wear “royal” clothing and accessories that are comfortable for walking and being active.
The Prince and Princess Celebration is funded by a Project Diabetes Grant from the Tennessee Department of Health which was awarded to the ETSU Department of Pediatrics for the ReadNPlay for a Bright Future initiative. Event sponsors include ETSU Quillen College of Medicine students, ETSU Department of Pediatrics, ReadNPlay for a Bright Future, Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Children’s Advocacy Center of the 1st Judicial District.