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In this week's edition: "Celebrating Ether Day," "Storybook ball draws hope," "Singing the praises of MGH's unsung heroes,’" and more.

Stories in the 10/25/2013 Issue of Hotline

Beauty is everywhere

Photographer Rick Guidotti presented his work, “Positive Exposure,” in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Positive Exposure, uses photography and video to highlight the beauty of genetic diversity.

Celebrating Ether Day

For many years, Ether Day – Oct. 16 – was a celebration of medical breakthroughs, but since 1945, the MGH also has selected a day close to the anniversary to honor longtime employees.

Enhancing the MGH experience

To help new faculty across all departments acclimate, the MGH Center for Faculty Development hosted its third annual New Faculty Orientation Oct. 9 in the Their Conference Room.

Fighting cancer

Boston Bruins players visit MGHfC.

Keeping connected through the gift of technology

The iPad was a gift from Ralph and Sabina Fusco of The Richard Fusco Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping cystic fibrosis patients stay connected with their family and friends, keep up with their schoolwork and maintain an optimistic outlook during often long and frequent hospital stays.

My Giving Helps raises nearly $1 million

With more than $967,000 raised by 3,860 employees for the MGH Fund and United Way, the 2013 My Giving Helps campaign was an enormous success.

Singing the praises of MGH's unsung heroes

The 2013 Unsung Hero Award, given during a ceremony on Oct. 9, recognizes staff who are dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence.

Spirit of Halloween

Spirit Halloween Superstores have donated more than $100,000 to MGHfC through its Spirit of Children Program.

Storybook Ball draws hope

If Harold, from the 1955 classic childhood storybook “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” were to draw a picture representing the 14th annual Storybook Ball, it would be a bull’s-eye. The premiere fundraising event for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) surpassed its $20 million milestone in cumulative funds raised.

What's Happening: Oct. 25, 2013

What's Happening: Oct. 25, 2013

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