Posts By: akunicky

Kohl’s Donates to Kohl’s Hard Heads Helmet Program


The Boyce Park Ski Area Snowfest was a beautiful success on a sunny, breezy day in January! The Injury Prevention Department provided more than 250 ski helmets last weekend (including fitting and education) to kids enjoying lots of winter sports. Kohl’s Cares representative, Gary Wingert, presented  a check for $177,286.00 to support the Kohl’s Hard… Read more »

My Visits to the Spina Bifida Clinic at Children’s Hospital


Hi! I’m a happy and healthy 10 year old girl named Amanda. I love to write, dance and ride horses. I am also learning to swim. Oh yes, and I have Spina Bifida. I make regular visits to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and especially to the Spina Bifida Clinic. So, I have lots… Read more »

Rain Can’t Put a Damper on the Weekend: AYA Oncology Program Trip to Seven Springs


It’s been over 10 years now since taking our Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program patients ages 15 to 20 for weekend getaways to a resort in the Poconos and then more recently to Seven Springs Mountain Resort. We just returned from the 2016 trip where 25 young adults and our six chaperones enjoyed… Read more »

Mentoring Works!


Mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behaviors like skipping school, and drug or alcohol use. In a national report called The Mentoring Effect, young people who were at-risk for not completing high school… Read more »

Happy Holidays! Remember to Stay Safe!


Happy Holidays! This is such a wonderful time of the year for family, friends, and celebration – and even a little chaos. Try to keep a few safety tips in mind so the fun never has to stop because of an injury. Enjoy the season and remember to breathe (deep and slowly), laugh, and make… Read more »