In the spirit of Padre Service Day, junior Chad Morrison hosted the ninth annual Kick for Kids fundraiser on October 3 and 4.
The event, which benefits children in recovery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH), has generated more than $70,000 in donations over the past eight years. Chad co-founded the organization with his brother, Cyrus '16, who is a student at Cornell University.
Each year, youth and collegiate swim teams organize Kick-a-thons to raise money to benefit local children's hospitals. In addition to the annual fall event in Palo Alto, CA, Kick for Kids sponsored a new event with Cornell University in Ithaca, NY last spring.
"One hundred percent of the donations will go to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and the Child Life Specialist team," noted Chad, a member of Serra's varsity swim team. "The impact is huge for this group, as they provide toys at the bedside, birthday presents and a celebration of last chemo treatments. It reduces fears and stress for the brave children in the hospital. As a former pediatric patient, I know firsthand what a huge difference this makes for a child in a hospital bed."
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