Last month was ECBC’s “largest outpatient book delivery” to date, and yesterday we beat that with our July gifting library re-stocking! We delivered 516 new books to CHOC’s Outpatient Infusion Center (OPI) and at the Oncology Clinic. And we also delivered 19 more Read Think Thrive book bags for kids who are newly diagnosed with cancer — which are each filled with 10 new books. So we delivered a total of 706 new books to CHOC!
ECBC’s volume of book gifting to outpateint oncology has increased significantly over the last several months. The nurses are sharing that patients are now arriving for their chemo infusion or their oncology visit eager to choose a book, and almost all kids are choosing a book over a toy. As stated in our mission, ECBC strives “to make access to books and reading a core part of the care that kids receive in the hospital” — it’s so exciting that books have become a regular and expected part of patients’ outpatient oncology experience!
Please consider supporting our annual fundraiser — BOOK IT (a charity walk/run on Monday Sept 4) — to help us keep this up! You can sign up to join us at runsignup.com/BOOKIT2023.