“Show your children the true meaning of Christmas by supporting pediatric hospice and enjoying family time together at the premiere of JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle
~ Chris & Lisa Van Allsburg

A Statewide Film Premiere Benefit For:

What A Night!

Tuesday, December 19th was as amazing night at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and the Celebration! North Cinema in Grand Rapids at the statewide premiere of  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! Nearly 1,000 guests – including world-renowned children’s author Chris Van Allsburg  – attended the simultaneous premiere of Sony Picture’s 2017 Holiday blockbuster film which benefitted Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at  Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan.

This festive evening included jungle-themed décor at a VIP pre-party in Ann Arbor and a delicious dessert after-glow in Grand Rapids.  And all guests received a custom-made Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle key chain!  But best of all, nearly 100 of our Anchors Programs for Children patients and families were able to take part in the evening at  special children’s parties prior to the movie.

We also were proud to introduce three new videos to the audience outlining the history of Anchors Programs for Children, the impact of this one-of-a-kind program and a special shout-out from the stars of the movie!

Dating back to the highly successful movie premieres of The Polar Express in 2004 and Zathura in 2005 – which raised more than $1.5 M for end-of-life pediatric care –  Mr. Van Allsburg, has generously shared his talents to benefit our community’s youngest residents. This statewide premiere is yet another example of his continued commitment to shine a light on the important care provided to terminally and chronically ill pediatric patients and their families within the Anchors Programs for Children.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Grand Rapids Sponsors

VIP PRE-PARTY
Karl & Patti Betz

BIG SCREEN PARTNERS


MEDIA SPONSOR


VAN ALLSBURG BOOK SPONSOR

ANCHORS PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN FAMILY SPONSOR
General & Mrs. John Nowak

GIFT SPONSOR

PHOTO STATION SPONSOR

VALET/TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR
ADVENTURE SPONSOR
Ken Betz

JUNGLE SPONSORS
LeeAnn Clay
Dr. Jim Fahner and Gail Fahner

Michael and Liz TerHorst

SAFARI SPONSORS

Todd and Robin Hoppe

Kurt and Judy Ludlow
Thomas P. Sarb and Ruth Ann Brevitz
Honorable Sara J. Smolenski and Linda Burpee

JUNGLE ANIMAL SPONSOR

Ann Arbor Sponsors

VIP AFTER-GLOW

MATCHING GIFT SPONSOR
The Stotlar Family Giving Fund

BIG SCREEN PARTNERS

VAN ALLSBURG BOOK SPONSOR

TROPICAL SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

PHOTO STATION SPONSOR

GIFT SPONSORS

ADVENTURE SPONSORS
The Buhr Family Foundation
Richard  & Karin Laurin
Tom & Jackie Silhanek
Stellaire Foundation

JUNGLE SPONSORS
Dennis & Nancy Gershenson
Dr. Ken & Mary Pituch
Simmons Foundation
The Woll-Yellin Foundation

SAFARI SPONSORS
Gene & Nancy Eavy
John Fitzpatrick & Dan Hughes
Sean & Jackie Guitar
William J. Monroe
Rev. Diane Smith
Brand & Jan Whitehouse

We never stop finding ways to care!

Your generosity can make a significant impact on the 250 pediatric children and families we care for each day.

Please help us be an anchor when it’s needed most.

Donate to Anchors Programs for
Children at Hospice of Michigan
Donate to Anchors Programs
for Children at Arbor Hospice

About Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children

Anchors Programs for Children offers a full continuum of pediatric services to support families facing the unimaginable. As the only statewide pediatric hospice and supportive care program, we offer such families, specially trained staff that provide medical, social, spiritual and emotional support to help navigate difficult situations.  Since the inception of our pediatric programs, we have served thousands of children and families across Michigan.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

HONORARY COMMITTEE

Mitch Albom & Janine Sabino

Karl & Patti Betz

Lloyd & Laurie Carr

George & Jo Elyn Nyman

Mark Schlissel & Monica Schwebs

Chris & Lisa Van Allsburg

STEERING
COMMITTEE

James B. Fahner, MD

Kenneth Pituch, MD

Emily Loeks

Marc Rosenthal

Caitlin Hopkins

Jackie Silhanek

Ron Van Timmeren

ANN ARBOR
PREMIERE

Jackie Silhanek, Chair

Beth Anderson

Kristin Evangelista

Sophia Roth

Michelle Shulman

Patricia Joy

GRAND RAPIDS PREMIERE

Michael & Liz TerHorst, Chairs

LeeAnn Clay

Phil Garrett

Todd Hoppe

Josh Verhulst

Joe Voss

Cameron Young