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Jonas Dino
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650-604-5612
Email: jonas.dino@nasa.gov

Brian Simuro
Cops Care Cancer Foundation
408-406-1445
brian.simuro@sanjoseca.gov
Dec. 11, 2007
 
RELEASE : 07_91AR
 
 
NASA Transforms into 'North Pole' for Children's Fantasy Flight
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – The Cops Care Cancer Foundation will host its annual Christmas Fantasy Flight for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at noon PST, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. The event will be held in the San Jose Police Department Air Support Unit hangar, N211, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Children from San Francisco Bay Area hospitals, including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, will be treated to a day of fun with their families. For the event, the hangar will be transformed into the 'North Pole' filled with fun activities, food, drinks and music.

Highlighting the event will be the arrival of Santa in a police helicopter, bearing gifts for each child and his or her siblings. Other activities include a 'bubble zone', jumper houses, face painting, carnival games, and special access to police and fire department vehicles.

What: Cops Care Cancer Foundation's annual Christmas Fantasy Flight for children with cancer.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. PST, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007
Where: San Jose Police Department Air Support Unit hangar, N211, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Police officers and firefighters from the San Jose Police Department and Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety will greet the children at Yahoo's Sunnyvale campus before boarding buses to NASA Ames. Upon their arrival, a variety of special guests, including Ultimate Fighting Champion Daniel Puder and California Assemblymember Alberto Torrico, local police officers, cartoon characters and more than 100 foundation volunteers, will greet the children and make each one feel like a VIP.

In addition, each family will receive check-in gifts and a gift card to help purchase Christmas dinner from Yahoo and the Cops Care Cancer Foundation.

For more information, contact Officer Brian Simuro, president of the Cops Care Cancer Foundation, at 408-406-1445 or visit the foundation Web site:

http://www.CopsCareCancerFoundation.org

For directions to NASA Ames Research Center, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/directions.html

For media clearance to attend the event, contact Jonas Dino at 650-207-3280 or 650-604-5612 by noon Friday, Dec. 14, 2007. Your name and organization will be added to a list at the NASA Ames main gate. On the day of the event, arrive between noon and 4:30 p.m. PST and a map or escort to the event will be provided.
 

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