Kick for Kids and Cornell University

May 3, 2019

Founder Cyrus Morrison

Founder Cyrus Morrison

Kick for Kids is an organization founded in 2011 by Cornell student, Cyrus Morrison to help raise funds for local children’s hospitals. Over the last 8 years, Kick for Kids has raised nearly $67,000 to directly benefit sick children and make their stay in the hospital more pleasant.

Kick for Kids is excited to announce a new event with the Cornell University Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams. The Cornell Swim Team will be hosting a kick-a-thon in Ithaca, NY on May 3, 2019. All proceeds from this event will be benefitting the Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. Thank you to all the men, women, coaches, families, and friends at Cornell University for supporting the Kick for Kids vision!

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Photo Credit: Weill Cornell Department of Pediatrics

Photo Credit: Weill Cornell Department of Pediatrics

The Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics houses 14 Subspecialty divisions along with dozens of programs, services, clinics and outpatient care sites. They oversee 11,000 patients per year. The Department provides subspecialty consultative services and facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of pediatric disorders. It houses a pediatric hematology/oncology clinic and a dedicated, 24-hour pediatric emergency department. The Department is a leading regional referral for high-risk neonates, with a 24-hour transport team of specially trained paramedics that stabilize and care for infants en route to the hospital from regions that fall within a 100-mile radius of the city.

Kick for Kids founder, Cyrus Morrison, with his Cornell teammates.

Kick for Kids founder, Cyrus Morrison, with his Cornell teammates.

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics Quick Facts:

  • 14 Department of Pediatrics faculty, affiliated faculty and voluntary faculty were listed in New York’s Best Doctors 2017, which is drawn from the prestigious Castle Connelly’s listing developed to identify and recognize the top 5% of practitioners in their specialties.

  • Over 150 publications came from the Department in 2017

  • 25 active NIH awards assigned to 13 researchers between July 2017 and April 2018

  • 34 open clinical trials in pediatrics

  • 84 number of faculty members who conduct research

2018-2019 Cornell Men’s Swim Team

2018-2019 Cornell Men’s Swim Team

2018-2019 Cornell Women’s Swim Team

2018-2019 Cornell Women’s Swim Team