• News Release: CHAD Presents Reimagined Storybook Fundraising Events

    LEBANON, N.H. – On the eve of Halloween, join Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) for a beautifully reimagined Storybook fundraising event. The CHaD Storybook Tablescape Tour, presented by SLC Group Holdings will take place Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Bedford Event Center to benefit New Hampshire’s only children’s hospital.
    Event:                    CHaD Storybook Ball Tablescape Tour, presented by SLC Group Holdings, LLC
                                    Saturday, Oct. 30
                                    Tours begin at 11:30 a.m.
                                    Bedford Event Center, 379 South River Road, Bedford
    A bevy of talented volunteer designers will bring to life some of history’s most beloved autumn and Halloween-themed children’s books, taking these stories and characters from their pages to an elaborately decorated tabletop. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., guests will receive a red carpet welcome by costumed characters who will guide them through the Storybook experience featuring the extravagant tabletop designs, one-of-a-kind silent auction, live performances, and a sweet treat from Ben & Jerry’s. Guests will also have the opportunity to cast votes for their favorite tabletop design.

    With the reimagining of this event, families are welcome and CHaD encourages its littlest guests to dress in their favorite storybook or Halloween costume.

    Tours begin at 11:30 a.m., and tickets are required and must be purchased in advance at CHaDStorybookBall.org. Tickets are $10 donation per person while kids 2 and under are free. There are multiple tours available but tour sizes will be capped in order to ensure the health and safety of all guests, staff, and volunteers. Masks are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status.
    Some of the featured stories in this year’s Tablescape include:

    • It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!
    • Snowmen at Halloween
    • Sunflower House
    • The Giving Tree
    • The Haunted Mansion
    • Room on the Broom
    • Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever
    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
    • Many more!
    Additionally, the Storybook Tablescape Tour will feature a virtual auction that opens Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. CHaD supporters can bid on a variety of items, including trips, weekend getaways, craft food and beverage packages, self-pampering products, and much more. Packages can be views and bids can be placed at CHaDStorybook.AFROGS.org.

    Proceeds from the tour and auction benefit programs that 95,000 unique CHaD patients rely on each year. These include Child Life, Complex Care Program, Child Advocacy and Protection Program and the Injury Prevention Center, among others. Many of these programs would not exist without events like the Storybook Tablescape Tour and the generosity of CHaD’s donors and corporate partners. More information can be found at www.CHaDKids.org.

    About CHaD: As New Hampshire's only full service, comprehensive children's hospital, the Children’s Hospital at DartmouthHitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families. Their physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond.  CHaD offers inpatient (hospital care) and outpatient (same day care) services at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Outpatient and same day surgery services are available at DartmouthHitchcock Manchester, as well as outpatient pediatric specialties at WentworthDouglass Hospital in Dover.  Primary care is available at DartmouthHitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, and Nashua, N.H., and Bennington, Vt. Contact: (603) 650KIDS

    About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health: DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK HEALTH (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-HH provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-HH system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.