A series of Disney murals at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa was recently dedicated by The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger.
The Disney murals line the hallway to the Pediatric Emergency room located within the hospital. Over 100 of Disney’s animated characters are featured in the colorful mural in hopes of bring a little comfort to little patients and their families.
“By sharing our timeless stories that bring comfort, happiness and inspiration to kids and their families during stays at hospitals, we are delivering a little bit of Disney magic to those that need it most,” Iger said.
Mr. Iger also shared a “little” announcement during his visit, that Disney would be making an additional $100,000 donation to the Child Life Department at Blank Children’s Hospital.
The Walt Disney Company has been a long-time supporter of the Blank Children’s Hospital. In 1944, the founder A.H. and Anna Blank, approached Walt himself about bring a touch of “magic” to the hospital. A series of murals were painted in the hospital’s playroom including characters from Disney classics such as Snow White, Pinocchio and Bambi. Great care has been taken to preserve the original murals at Blank Children’s Hospital, where they can still be seen today.
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