Join us on sample date
Throughout our KIDS CAN’T WAIT: 30 Day Miracle Movement for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center we will be hosting a variety of fun-filled activities and events for all ages!
Unless otherwise noted, activities are free, and registration will close at 9 p.m. the night before an event. Invitations and Zoom links will be sent to registered participants' email addresses the morning of each activity.
Be sure to check back regularly for updates. Thank you for being a Miracle Mover!
Through Sunday, Oct. 31: Spirit of Halloween Coupon Campaign
Description: Don't let us scare you with this ghastly exciting news! Now through #Halloween, if you purchase costumes or decorations at select Spirit Halloween stores you'll receive 10% off using this coupon or promo code and 10% will be donated back to Johns Hopkins Children's Center. It's a spooktacular win-win! You can also make an additional donation at the register in-store. All proceeds will support our Department of Child Life thanks to Spirit of Children. To find a JHCC benefiting store near you, click here.
Friday, Oct. 8: KIDS CAN'T WAIT Opening Ceremonies
Time: All day
Description: Head to the Friends of Johns Hopkins Children's Center Facebook page throughout the day for an exciting KIDS CAN'T WAIT kick-off videos with Johns Hopkins Children's Center leadership and staff! Hear an inspirational story from one of our patient families and learn about all the fun ways you can get involved over the 30-day movement.
Friday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 10: Chiapparelli’s Pastathon
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $50 for Family Meal for 4 or $70 for Family Meal for 6
Description: Sprint to Chiapparelli's in Little Italy and order one of their Family Meal Specials benefiting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center! Available for carryout, the options include all of the carbs you need to be race-day ready. All meals include salad, bread, choice of 3 entrees and mini cannoli (gluten-free pasta available). Pick 3: Lasagna, penne vodka (with chicken), eggplant parmesan, chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs. Wine by the bottle available to add to order starting at $10. Call Chiapparelli's directly at 410-837-0309 to place your order.
Saturday, Oct. 9: Team Hopkins Kids Race Day with the Baltimore Running Festival
Time: 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Description: Join Team Hopkins Kids for Race Day! Run (or walk!) any distance and hear powerful stories throughout the morning from Johns Hopkins Children's Center patients, families and care providers. Videos will be posted on the Friends of Johns Hopkins Children's Center Facebook page throughout the day. Make sure you share your race day adventures on our Kudoboard too!
Sunday, Oct. 10: Team Hopkins Kids Post Race Recovery with Merritt Clubs
Monday, Oct. 11: Visit the Maryland Zoo Penguin Cam
Description: One of the things we miss most about not being able to be in-person at the Baltimore Running Festival is seeing the penguins along the race route! But have no fear - you can visit our feathered friends virtually via the Maryland Zoo's Penguin Cam! Make sure to tune in to see penguin activity, including feeding times at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.
Tuesday, Oct. 12: TBD
Wednesday, Oct. 13: TBD
Thursday, Oct. 14: National Dessert Day
Description: Today is National Dessert Day! How about letting the kids help make some easy, healthy desserts? All of these top-rated dessert recipes from AllRecipes.com are simple enough that kids can lend a helping hand with the measuring, pouring, and stirring. And these treats will satisfy dessert cravings without being total sugar bombs. There are even a few ingredient swap tips for making the recipes more healthy!
Friday, Oct. 15: Kendall Burrows Foundation 007 Footloose Gala
Time: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: Early bird tickets will be available for $97 through September 17; $107 for general admission
Audience: 21 and up
Location: Della Hotels Baltimore, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Description: Join us for our 007th annual "Footloose: Because She Just Wanted to Dance" Gala to celebrate and raise money for The Kendall Burrows Foundation! This year’s black-tie optional gala is a wonderful way to come together after a highly disrupted and challenging year. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvre's and open bar, bid in a live auction, and cut loose like a Kevin Bacon meets James Bond on the dance floor – all for a good cause! Buy a ticket and let's all Cut Loose, Footloose 007 style for children! All proceeds will benefit the Palliative Care Program, which optimizes the quality of life for patients living with serious, life-threatening, or life-limiting diseases. It also helps the families of these children cope with their immediate situation whether those days are measured in days, weeks, months, or years. This program was not in effect when we lost Kendall, and by funding this program now, we can ensure others will get the comprehensive support they need.
Registration Deadline: Early bird pricing through September 17; tickets available until event date or they sell out.
Saturday, Oct. 16: National Fetch Day and Global Cat Day
Description: Grab your dog and nearest toy because today is National Fetch Day - a chance to get out in the yard, get some exercise, and build some memories with furry friend. More of a cat person? It is also Global Cat Day, a day for cat advocates to unite! Did you know that the number of cat videos on YouTube tops 2 million - with the average views hovering around 12,000 - that's higher than any other category of YouTube content! Post your pics and videos on our Kudoboard!
Sunday, Oct. 17: Harry Potter Themed Trivia Night
Time: 8 p.m.
Audience: Teens and adults
Description: So you think you are a Harry Potter pro? Are you more clever than Hermione? Then prove it! Put your wizarding knowledge to the test and join us for a special Trivia Night. Registration info coming soon!
Monday, Oct. 18: TBD
Tuesday, Oct. 19: TBD
Wednesday, Oct. 20: Visit the National Aquarium Livestream
Description: Did you know that our patients can visit the National Aquarium by using a "telepresence robot" called WeGo? The Aquarium has designated a few tour specialists to guide the robots from exhibit to exhibit explaining to the child what they are seeing. The patient actually moves the WeGo using a keyboard of a computer. Did you also know that the Aquarium has a live livestream so your little ones can check up on their fish and shark friends anytime they want? Check it out!
Thursday, Oct. 21: Night with Nando's
Audience: 21 and up
Location: Nando's Harbor East, 1300 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Description: Details coming soon!
Friday, Oct. 22: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Corporate Advisory Board Virtual Wine Tasting Hosted by Benziger Family Winery
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $100 for pick up; $125 for delivery
Audience: 21 and up
Location: Pick up from Johns Hopkins Children's Center on Thursday, Nov. 21 – details will be emailed to participants.
Description: Join us for a virtual wine tasting hosted by the Benziger Family Winery and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Corporate Advisory Board. Your ticket includes 4 bottles of wine (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc) with the option to ship for an additional donation. All proceeds will support Child Life Services at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Registration Deadline: Register by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 for shipping and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 for pickup
Saturday, Oct. 23: Kudoboard Challenge
Description: We are officially halfway through the movement! Celebrate by joining our Kudoboard challenge and post about your personal movement journey - how did it start, how it's going, what's your "why?", or how you are helping Hopkins kiddos from home!
Sunday, Oct. 24: Virtual Wine Dinner with Luna Blue
Time: Food and wine pickup between 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Virtual call at 6 p.m.
Cost: $140 for parties of 2; $85 for 1
Audience: 21 and up
Location: Pick up at 36 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401; Zoom details will be emails to participants
Description: Eat and drink for a great cause! Pickup your prepared 5 course dinner and four 750 ml bottles of paired wines, and join us at home for a virtual wine dinner! 10% of each dinner and 100% of our cash wine raffle will be donated to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Registration link coming soon!
Monday, Oct. 25: National Pasta Day
Description: Pasta is one of the word's most favorite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. Learn more about National Pasta Day and enjoy one of these healthy recipes from Healthy Aperture as a main course or side dish. Don't forget to post your masterpieces! Mangiamo - let's eat!
Tuesday, Oct. 26: National Pumpkin Day – Pumpkin Carving
Description: Be sure to pick your pumpkin in advance of National Pumpkin Day and then download our special pumpkin carving stencils for Johns Hopkins Children's Center supporters! Be sure to share a picture of your carved pumpkin on our Kudoboard, or by tagging Friends of Hopkins Children’s on Facebook and Instagram. We can't wait to see your creations!
Wednesday, Oct. 27: TBD Beer Tasting
Audience: 21 and up
Thursday, Oct. 28: Miracle Treat Day
Description: We all scream for ice cream because it's #MiracleTreatDay! Today only, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating Dairy Queen locations will be donated to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. What flavor blizzard will you grab today?
Friday, Oct. 29: Reverse Trick-or-Treating at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Audience: Corporate Partners and Foundations
Description: Join us for an exclusive sponsorship opportunity as Children’s Center staff members deliver costumes and goodies to patient rooms. With a sponsorship of $2,500 or more, sponsors will receive a link to participate in this virtual, reverse trick-or-treat parade. Contact Cynthia Palacz for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 30: Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Description: Get your family and friends together for a fun virtual scavenger hunt! Details coming soon!
Sunday, Oct. 31: Not-So-Scary Movie Night
Description: Clear out the family room and camp indoors with blankets, popcorn, and your favorite not-so-scary movies. Bust out the classics or check out Good Housekeeping's 41 Kids' Halloween Movies That Won't Keep Them up All Night. Make sure to post your adventures on our Kudoboard!
Monday, Nov. 1: TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 2: Give Thanks with Thanksgiving Crafts
Description: It's the season of thanks and giving - prepare for the upcoming holiday with some easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids from Country Living. As your little ones string together gratitude bracelets and paint bubble wrap to look like corn on the cobs, they are also pausing to reflect on the meaning of the holiday itself - and as they grow older, that is something they'll cherish as much as you.
Wednesday, Nov. 3: National Sandwich Day
Description: Did you know that the Children's Center has 4 corporate partners that are sandwich shops? Chick-fil-A, Jersey Mike's, Royal Farms, and Wawa all support Hopkins Children's throughout the year - on National Sandwich Day, consider supporting them and grab a sandwich at your local shop for lunch or dinner.
Thursday, Nov. 4: Learn the Baltimore Boogie Morale Dance
Time: 7 p.m.
Description: Don't miss a beat - it is a dance marathon tradition to come together and dance a unique line dance throughout our event. During these ever-changing times, we are determined to keep this tradition alive! Join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 826 7642 1359, Passcode: 517954) for a virtual morale dance lesson and get ready to show off your moves at our Baltimore Boogie dance party on Saturday!
Friday, Nov. 5: TBD
Saturday, Nov. 6: Biking and Barre for Babies with Core Cycle Studios
Time: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Cost: $25 (in-studio), $20 (virtual).
Location: 2080 York Road, Suite 255, Timonium, MD 21093
Description: Classes can be added in-studio (limited number of spots) or virtually
*Core Crush signature cycling class: join Core Cycle Studios instructor Tracy Newman for a heavy sweat session and motivation. Riders participate in an intensity profile that works in 7 zones - from anaerobic to recovery.
*Core Barre: join Core Cycle Studios for a targeted workout series that is thoughtfully designed around low impact exercise combined with isometric movement to create incredible results. We use the ballet barre and other small props to move you through the class. You will leave feeling leaner, toned, and definitely stronger.
Registration Deadline: Register by 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6
Saturday, Nov. 6: Extra Life 24-hour Gaming Marathon
Description: Join thousands of gamers supporting 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as they play games and heal kids. Register and learn more. Share an encouraging message for our gamers on our Kudoboard!
Saturday, Nov. 6: Baltimore Boogie Virtual Dance Party
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Description: Join us for a virtual dance party and fun activities during our 5th Annual Baltimore Boogie!
Saturday, Nov. 6: KIDS CAN'T WAIT Closing Ceremonies
Time: 9 p.m.
Description: Celebrate how much we’ve raised with our final fundraising reveal (LIVE on Facebook around 9 p.m.).