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Washington Capitals Player, White House Columnist Take Fundraising Online for Children's National Medical Center
Date:12/19/2007

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two prominent Washingtonians are lending their support to Children's National Medical Center through two exciting online initiatives this holiday season. Sponsored by the Case Foundation, Facebook, and Parade.com, the campaigns are designed to show how simple technology can be a force for good.

-- Defenseman Mike Green of the NHL's Washington Capitals is supporting Children's National as part of America's Giving Challenge, sponsored by Parade.com. He has created a "charity badge" that others can post on their websites or blogs, or attach to their emails. Donations of $10 or more will count as a "vote" for his campaign.

http://www.networkforgood.org/Pca/Badge.aspx?BadgeId=108100

-- Dan Froomkin, who writes the White House Watch column for washingtonpost.com, has developed a Facebook "cause" for Children's National. Facebook members who donate $10 or more can help Children's National qualify for additional dollars. The nonprofit with the most donations each day will receive another $1,000.

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/view_cause/47693

The Case Foundation is awarding a total of $750,000 for the most successful campaigns. Both challenges began Dec. 16, 2007, and continue through Jan. 31, 2008. Donations to Children's National will go to the Kids Care Fund to advance pediatric care. For more information, visit http://giving.casefoundation.org/givingchallenge/home.

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Among the top pediatric hospitals in America, as ranked by both U.S. News & World Report and the prestigious Leapfrog Group, Children's National has served the nation's children for more than 135 years. For other ways to support Children's National, visit http://www.dcchildrens.com/give.


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