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BOOK IT! 2023: Racing for Reading for Hospitalized Kids

Mon September 4, 2023 Irvine, CA 92620 US

About ECBC

Ethan & Choco’s Book Club (ECBC) was founded by Leukemia survivor Ethan after he noticed that books and reading were missing from the hospital experience of patients at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County. ECBC's mission is to make access to high-quality books and literature-based experiences part of patients’ everyday care. Currently, ECBC is running a bedside reading program in patient rooms, a mobile book cart for patients in isolation, and is gifting hundreds of books each month to patients in a variety of ways (e.g., curated book bags for every child at CHOC diagnosed with cancer monthly deliveries to the outpatient oncology clinic and the Outpatient Infusion Center, BOO-KS for Treats on Halloween, Kindles and Kindle books for teen cancer patients and survivors). ECBC recognizes that literacy support for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions can help promote cognitive health and social connections that are part of thriving through treatment and beyond.

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