Ben Gordon Visits DMC Children’s Hospital Of Michigan

Gordon to read for 200 patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to celebrate “March is Reading Month”

Pistons guard Ben Gordon, along with members of dance team Automotion and mascot Hooper will provide cheer for patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Friday, March 4, 2011 from 2-3 p.m.

Gordon will read popular Dr. Suess stories to patients at the hospital’s Pistons Reading Court in conjunction with “March is Reading Month” and Dr. Suess’ 106th birthday.

During Gordon’s visit, he will deliver Piston Yearbooks and Hooper Activity Books to patients in the units.

In 2006, the Pistons created the Pistons Reading Court in the lobby of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, its ninth Live, Learn and Play Center renovation.

This area was transformed with a Pistons replica basketball court, benches, touch screen interactive play stations, oversized Pistons graphics and two laptop computers with games and remains a fixture in the remodeled space.

About DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Founded 125 years ago, Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and only hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.

Photo and interview opportunities available. Media is not permitted on patient floors and is advised to arrive promptly at 2 p.m.