Children's Hospital Boston's Philanthropic Tween Website Nabs Eight National Awards
BOSTON, Feb 18, 2009 — Just three months after Children's Hospital Boston launched Generation Cures , an innovative online philanthropic community for tweens, the site has been honored with eight prestigious national awards. The awards recognize the site's kid-friendly content and interactive design, and demonstrate the much needed difference Generation Cures is making by empowering kids to positively impact each other and the world.
Generation Cures teaches kids about the importance of caring and giving through free, original digital content including interactive games, animated cartoons and kid-directed videos. At the same time, the site raises vital pediatric research funds to find cures for sick kids worldwide. To date, the site has received:
-- Two Gold Davey Awards, honoring creative excellence, out-of-the-box-thinking and exceptional execution in the Charitable Organization and Youth Website categories. The site also was recognized with a Silver Award in the Education category.
-- Two Interactive Media Awards, recognizing the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, for Outstanding Achievement in the Kids and Hospital categories.
-- Two Gold Mom's Choice Awards(R), honoring Generation Cures as one of the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Generation Cures took home 2009 Mom's Choice Gold honors in the categories of Web Resource for Children and Best Philanthropic Product/Service.
-- The "KidZui Seal" from leading kids' Web browser KidZui, demonstrating that Generation Cures is family-friendly and kid-fun according to a review board of 200-plus teachers and/or parents.
"Our goals are ambitious — to provide kids with an educational and inspiring online destination that teaches them about giving in fun ways, and empowers them to make a big difference for other kids," said Jan Cady, chief philanthropy officer at Children's Hospital Boston. "We are very gratified to receive the enthusiastic endorsement of such discerning and respected family and Web organizations."