KICX for Kids | KICX 91.7 - Sudbury is KICX Country


Help us reach our goal of $250,000 to renovate and expand the existing pediatric treatment room at Health Sciences North – building the coolest kid friendly treatment room!


The KICX for Kids campaign was launched in October of 2011 with a goal of raising $250,000 over five years for pediatric care at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN).

 The project identified for the first phase of KICX for Kids was the purchase of three new, state-of-the-art ventilators for HSN’s Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Ventilators help newborns breathe by moving air in and out of their lungs, when they are unable to breathe on their own.

 The KICX for Kids campaign has succeeded beyond expectations. The full $250,000 was raised in less than three years.

 As a result of this success, KICX 91.7 FM is launching Phase 2 of KICX for Kids, to raise an additional $250,000, in partnership with HSN and the HSN Foundation.

Proceeds from Phase 2 of KICX for Kids are earmarked for the complete renovation and transformation of the existing Treatment Room in the Pediatric Unit at HSN’s Ramsey Lake Health Centre. The Treatment Room is where a number of necessary but invasive procedures are performed on children who have been admitted to hospital. These procedures include lumbar (spinal) punctures, the insertion of catheters and intravenous (IV) lines, and the drawing of blood.

 These procedures are not done in the patient’s individual rooms. The clinical team wants the patient rooms to be “procedure free” so they can remain a calming, “safe” environment for children.

 HSN’s existing Treatment Room is very clinical and can be intimidating in its look and feel for children. A medical exam table dominates the room. There is not enough space to comfortably accommodate patients, their family members, and treatment staff. Medical supplies and equipment are in full view. There are no distractions of any kind that patients can focus on to help calm them during medical procedures.

We want to turn it into something more like this…

pirate room

 (Picture courtesy of The New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital )

With proceeds from Phase 2 of KICX for Kids, the Treatment Room will be expanded and renovated into a kid-friendly space, with a “clubhouse” feel. This will include a seating area for family members, child-friendly furniture and art/murals, electronic devices (television screens, video games), and “medical-looking” equipment and supplies either disguised by creative decor or completely hidden from view.

For more info, contact us at: or call 705-671-7330 ext 310.