I SEE: At left, medical technology student Prakash Tuapa demonstrates a procedure to Peters Elementary student Mason Lapointe.
May Day, May 1, was a full day of learning for 500 Tulsa-area third graders.
The day of activities, called Kids Are Special People Day (), is organized and hosted by Saint Francis Women’s Auxiliary every spring. Volunteers taught various health and safety lessons outside of the hospital at 61st and Yale.
Participating schools were McAuliffe, Andersen, Boevers, Darnaby, Jarman and Peters Elementary of the Union School District.
Students learned about fire safety, the importance of wearing a helmet when bike riding, and how to get help from police and emergency workers. They also took part in hands-on hospital-themed learning activities.
Hospital volunteers began planning the event in February of this year and held meetings with teachers from the various schools to determine the day’s schedule.
Founded in 1926, the Women’s Auxiliary has evolved into a philanthropic-focused organization that provides services to complement patient care and encourages community volunteer activities. The auxiliary has provided over 80 years of uninterrupted volunteer service to the hospital and community.
To learn more about the St. Francis Auxiliary and their activities, call Marcia Hawkins, Day publicity chair, at 918-491-9110. More information about St. Francis Hospital can be found at www.saintfrancis.com.