Scenes from Fathers Read, Including Star Wars Visits to Cardiac, Peds Units

6-year-old Ezra has a new friend.

Children and their families had the opportunity to listen to stories by Pima County Supervisor and members of the Dune Sea Garrison, who came to Tucson Medical Center to show their support of fathers’ involvement in literacy.

Across the auditorium, dads curled up on their rugs with their children to read and be read to. Perhaps the best compliment that can be served: Dads and children asked if the event will be hosted again next year.

For those children in pediatrics who couldn’t make it to the event, the Star Wars crew made it to them.

Check out the full story and photographs of the Empire’s invasion of the hospital on the slideshow at TMC for Children.

Mayor Rothschild Shares Ideals of Cooperation and Compassion

Our friends at TMC for Children have been having fun this week with Fathers Read. This morning, the mayor shared his love of reading with our patients:

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild shared a message of cooperation at Tucson Medical Center’s pediatric unit Tuesday morning.

Rothschild, the father of three adult children himself, hosted storytime at TMC for Children as part of the nonprofit hospital’s Fathers Read program, designed to encourage men to become more directly involved in their children’s education.

Read more at Mayor Rothschild Shares Ideals of Cooperation and Compassion.

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor is scheduled to visit the unit tomorrow. The Fathers Read series culminates at a public reading event where Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll joins the Dune Sea Garrison (Star Wars characters) this Saturday, 2:30-4 p.m., in the TMC Marshall Conference Center. Dads are encouraged to bring their children, as well as their favorite books for story time. Details here.


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