Join Children’s Medical Center patients, ProPath, and Santa Claus by kicking off the holiday season at the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade, December 1st at 10:00 A.M. in downtown Dallas. The 25th annual Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade will march through the streets of downtown Dallas to raise money for the Child Life Department at Children’s. This year’s parade will feature Nickelodeon star Liz Gillies, spirited marching bands, magical holiday floats, larger-than-life balloons and more.
The Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade is the largest one-day event in Dallas with more than 350,000 attendees. This nationally televised event is a holiday tradition for families throughout North Texas and across the country, thanks to the television syndication that reaches more than 99 million households.
ProPath is a featured balloon sponsor for this year’s parade for the third consecutive year. ProPath physicians and staff participate in the parade as giant inflatable balloon handlers. Employees become the tether and manipulators of the balloon while proudly displaying the ProPath logo as part of their uniform.
“We are proud to be a sponsor of Children’s Medical Center and the life changing work they do in our community,” said Cory A. Roberts, M.D., President and Medical Director of ProPath. “A great time is had by our physicians and staff alike each year while marching a balloon through the streets of Dallas. We hope to be a part of this joyous event for years to come”.
The Parade beneficiary is a department of Child Life experts who provide age-appropriate therapies to help children cope with their hospital stay through diagnosis-specific education, therapeutic and bedside activities, and medical play. Specialists work extensively with parents and family members to provide support as well as prepare patients for surgical procedures. Services like Child Life are not covered by insurance and are funded by philanthropy.