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Direct Energy Brings Winter Carnival Atmosphere to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

WHAT: Direct Energy will host its second annual winter carnival, “Afternoon on the Midway,” for patients and families at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Activities include “Bob the Juggler” entertaining patients and families by juggling while walking on stilts and “Dr. Dan,” a clown doctor with a wide repertoire of magic tricks. Also, for the second year in a row, Children’s Hospital Public Safety officers will participate in a pie-throwing contest. Other activities include carnival games and prizes, crafts, face painting, caricature artists, free Rita’s Italian Ice and funnel cakes. 

The event is made possible by the employees at Direct Energy, who have donated more than $10,000 to Children’s over the past year.

WHO: Direct Energy staff and volunteers; Children’s Hospital patients and families

WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012             

WHERE: Eat‘n Park Atrium, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, One Children’s Hospital Dr., 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Note to Media: Media interested in covering the event should park in the hospital’s main driveway and meet Andrea Kunicky in the lobby to be escorted to the event.

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