Amazon employees visit patients at Johns Hopkins

Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 17:26:47-04

BALTIMORE — September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and on Thursday, Amazon employees stopped by Johns Hopkins Children Center to spend time with the kids.

They participated in an art safari and made art projects with the kids. Volunteers are also presented the child life team with a $20,000 check to transform the outpatient and inpatient treatment rooms.

"On a personal level, it feels satisfying that you are part of a cause and part of a community that is doing the right thing which is again raising awareness so that we can detect and cure this disease earlier," said Preet Virdi, Amazon Employee.

Child Life specialists will us the money to create an environment where oncology patients are less frightened and distressed during medical treatments.

Each year an estimated 15,782 children are diagnosed with cancer in the US. Globally there are more than 300,000 children diagnosed each year.