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Memories for Marcus

On Wednesday, December 2 Hi-5 Restaurant will host its annual Memories for Marcus fundraiser. Make a $20 donation or bring in a new unwrapped toy, and you will receive a delicious buffet meal courtesy of Hi-5. Proceeds will benefit WakeMed Children’s through the WakeMed Foundation. Toys will be used to brighten the hospital stay for infants, toddlers and teenagers during the holiday season.

Toy donation suggestions include: MarcusSearsBday-2

• Light up toys

• Rattles (not cloth)

• Pacifiers

• Sippy cups

• Onesies

• Musical toys

• Nerf toys (footballs, etc.)

• Movies/DVDs

• Video games

• Journals

• Nail polish

• Handheld games (Yahtzee, Connect 4, etc)

• Decks of Cards

Bring the kids and invite your friends.

The evening will include door prizes, great food and a silent auction.


Update December 4, 2009

Thank you very much to Dean Ogan, Hi-5 and the Memories for Marcus volunteers.  They collected $7,500 in cash and many, many toys for pediatric patients of all ages.  Some will be given out on Christmas and many others will be enjoyed by children celebrating birthdays on the unit and playing in the playroom throughout the year.  The gifts are also distributed to children in Day Surgery and the Children’s Emergency Department.  Generosity like this is greatly appreciated by WakeMed staff and patients year round!Just a sampling of the Memories for Marcus gifts collected

Just a sampling of the Memories for Marcus gifts collected