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Collect Change, Help Kids, Have Fun!

Posted On: 01/20/2011

Last December, the 12th annual KS95 for Kids Radiothon broadcast through a record-setting blizzard to raise money for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Children’s Cancer Research Fund.  Although the blizzard didn’t dampen our spirits, it did, unfortunately, influence the number of call-in donations we received. We still need an additional $125,000 to meet our fundraising goal.

Sign Up Now to Collect. Then, Party with KS95 This Spring!

Help us continue the KS95 for Kids momentum — and regain the dollars lost because of the blizzard — by participating in KS95 for Kids Change for Kids™.  Like the radiothon, the change collection program raises funds that benefit both Gillette and Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Visit KS95’s Change for Kids webpage for details and to sign up.  We’ll hold a change collection day at the Mall of America on Sunday, March 6.  Participants who raise $100 or more will earn free tickets to an exclusive Nickelodeon Universe party with KS95 on Sunday, April 3

Extra Change Means Extra Tickets

There’s no need to stop at $100. The more an individual collector, school or organization raises, the more free tickets will be earned.  So why wait?  Sign up, and start collecting, now!

Gait and Motion Analysis: Open for Patient Care!

Posted On: 01/18/2011

Beginning today, the final piece of Gillette’s new patient care building — the James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis — opened to patients and families.  We now have twice as much space for motion analysis testing.   And since our Center for Gait and Motion Analysis is the busiest clinical motion analysis center in the world (yes, you read that right!), we know we’ll make good use of our added square footage.

What is Gait Analysis, Anyway?

If you aren’t quite sure what  Gait and Motion Analysis means, chances are you’re not alone.   But you’re in luck– we’re here to help!   Using advanced computer technology, Gillette’s motion analysis team can analyze how muscles, joints and nerves work together to make movement possible. That helps our doctors recommend treatments for patients’ walking and movement problems.

About Our New Space

Our expanded Center for Gait and Motion Analys (or “Gait Lab,” for short) features private family reception and waiting areas, state-of-the-art testing equipment, and heated floors for added comfort during exams. Take a closer look, and you’ll notice a theme: a Pooh and Tigger measurement scale, Pooh artwork, and a whimsical poem, written on gait analysis, that mimics a Winnie the Pooh original.

Expanded space in our Center for Gait and Motion Analysis testing area, seen here, will allow us to treat even more children!

Visitors to our new space will notice a playful Winnie the Pooh theme, including this height measurement scale.

A portrait of James R. Gage, M.D., for whom our Center is named, hangs in the family reception area.

Family waiting space is filled with natural light and features both child- and adult-sized seating.