"What you do matters": Kiwanis Celebrates its Riley Legacy

June 2, 2015
Topics: Donors, Riley Kid Story

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Danny and Katie Curry

We wanted to show Riley supporters the very special step Kiwanis International has taken to showcase its history of dedication to Riley Hospital for Children.

The service organization celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and is preparing to host its 2015 convention in Indianapolis later this month.

The cover of the June/July 2015 issue of the magazine KIWANIS features a Riley red wagon on its cover. The magazine also contains a six-page Riley section (pg. 14-19) featuring the story of Riley kidney transplant recipient Katie Curry, along with historic information about the many Riley programs and services Kiwanians have funded. Katie, along with her father and kidney donor, Danny, will share their Riley story during the closing session of the Kiwanis convention at the end of June.

In the article, Danny Curry shares this heartfelt message for the many people in the community, including Kiwanians, who support Riley Hospital through donations: “When you’re giving to support a place like this, behind all of those dollars and behind every one of those numbers is a name. And a family. And a story. So, what you do matters. A lot. We’re certainly grateful.”

Use this link to reach the Kiwanis magazine website, and click on “The Currys’ is one such story” to view a PDF of the entire magazine. (You can also download a free Kiwanis magazine app for your iPad or Android tablet to view the magazine.)

Kiwanis has also created several Riley videos we hope you will enjoy watching:
•    Katie and Danny Curry share their Riley story
•    Kiwanians from the Indiana District talk about their special relationship with Riley
•    Bob Baxter and his Magic Castle Cart provide “smile therapy” to Riley kids

Thank you, Kiwanis International, for sharing the history of devotion to the children of Riley Hospital with your members around the globe.

Riley Blogger

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