ROCKS FOR SICK KIDS
Rocks for Sick Kids is the philanthropic arm of Capital Diagnostic Speech Pathology.
Philanthropy, by it definition, is a private initiative for the public good that focuses on improving quality of life. Every year, the Rocks for Sick Kids initiative sees thousands of rocks being hand-painted by the founder of Capital Diagnostic Speech Pathology, Dr Michelle Sofo, and donated to children’s hospital wards and outpatient clinics around Australia.
In November 2021 alone, more than 200 rocks were hidden throughout the grounds of Westmead Children’s Hospital, and a hunt of over 120 rocks was organised for families staying at Ronald McDonald House Greater Western Sydney.
Why Was Rocks for Sick Kids Started?
Michelle’s son is receiving care from the Cancer Centre for Children at Westmead Children’s Hospital. He has been sick since 2017. Michelle discovered that the endless hours spent in Emergency Departments, hospital wards and outpatient clinics pass more quickly when she is mindfully painting a bit of joy onto a rock.
Bringing Joy To Sick Kids In Hospital
A percentage of all income from Capital Diagnostic Speech Pathology is donated to Rocks for Sick Kids to fund the purchase of paint pens, sealant, packaging and shipping to hospitals.