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Scoops of Fun

Saturday, May 13, 2023 | The Magic House from 6 - 8:30 pm


SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital invites you to Scoops of Fun – an event where families can enjoy unlimited treats from local ice cream vendors while exploring The Magic House, one of St. Louis’ most beloved children’s museums.

This is a unique chance for you and your children to sample sweet treats from some of the best dessert and ice cream shops in St. Louis – all under one magical roof! In between dessert breaks, children and their parents will be free to play throughout The Magic House!

The Magic House will be closed to the public during Scoops of Fun. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to plan an evening visit to the Kirkwood landmark with your family. Everyone 1 year and older requires a ticket to enter the event.

Every ticket purchased will benefit the FootprintsSM Palliative Care Program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. The FootprintsSM Palliative Care team provides comfort, advocacy and support to children with complex medical conditions and their families. They also provide medical and mental health support as members of the child’s care team.

About Footprints

At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, children from Missouri, Illinois and around the world receive exceptional care from dedicated caregivers, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Through our more than 60 pediatric subspecialties and the skills of our world-class doctors and nurses, we help many children who face uncertain futures because of a serious or complex diagnosis.

This is where the Footprints team comes in. Footprints is dedicated to comfort, advocacy and support of children with complex medical issues and their families. The care coordination provided by Footprints addresses not only the child’s physical needs, but the emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs of the entire family.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the program continues to grow, now serving 290 families each year with a total of 3,632 patient encounters in 2020. Your support of Scoops of Fun is helping us make a difference in the lives of children and their families in the following ways:

  • Additional staff to enable our program to continue growing to serve more children, dedicate more time to each family and to offer complementary services like counseling or respite care.
  • Assistance with basic needs, such as transportation, gas cards, groceries, utility assistance and other essential services.
  • Staff education, so that our talented caregivers may continue learning in order to provide the highest quality care.