In the past months, many things had to be cancelled. Meanwhile, one hardly worries about it - because eventually it will go on again. But the Corona-related cancellations are also hitting events that aren't just for mere entertainment. Also affected are those that want to help people and draw attention to their fate. One such event is the "Day of Children's Hospice Work", which was launched in 2006 by the German Children's Hospice Association (Deutscher Kinderhospizverein e.V.). Every year on 10 February, the aim is to draw attention to the situation of children, adolescents and young adults with life-shortening illnesses and their families. In addition always a large central meeting of the DKHV e.V. takes place, which was planned 2021 in Hanau. Unfortunately, this cannot take place due to the lockdown regulations.
But of course this does not mean that the intention behind the "Day of Children's Hospice Work" cannot be carried to the outside world this year. Therefore, the DKHV and its approximately 30 outpatient children and youth hospice services would like to be active on this day. As in previous years, the sign of solidarity is the "green ribbon", which is to wave in as many places as possible on 10 February. In addition, the association calls this year to let as many buildings and places "green light" - as a signal that the children, adolescents and young adults with life-shortening illnesses are not forgotten, especially in Corona times.
It is an important message, which in Frankfurt / Rhine-Main also the Historical Museum, the Young Museum Frankfurt and the DAM join: The museums will light up green on the evening of Children's Hospice Day on 10 February as a sign of solidarity with the families affected. The coordination specialists of the AKHD Frankfurt/Rhein-Main are very happy about this signal to the public - in the hope that more companies and institutions will join in and let their buildings light up green.
But in addition to this signal, there is another offer on this year's "Day of Children's Hospice Work" that can really be recommended to everyone: Because in order to convey what the day is all about and what children's hospice work actually means, the AKHD Frankfurt/Rhein-Main and the AKHD Bad Homburg/Taunus, which is currently under construction, are offering a "virtual open day" on February 10. Tim Frühling, hr presenter and patron of the Frankfurt service, volunteers, affected families and the coordinating specialists will be present. The "virtual open day" will take place at 11:30h and at 18:30h via Zoom. Gladly registrations are accepted under indication of the time. Contact: AKHD Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, firstname.lastname@example.org and AKHD Bad Homburg/Taunus, email@example.com
For more information about the children's hospice services and the "Day of Children's Hospice Work", please visit: www.akhd-frankfurt.de and www.akhd-taunus.de. There you can also order the green ribbons to hang up as a sign of solidarity. So: join us all, set a sign of support!