Cincinnati Office Helps Families Who Travel for Medical Treatment


This blog post was written by Sharz Neitge.

Our Gift

In honor of our recent achievement of working 1,000,000 Hours Without a Recordable incident, each regional office is making a donation to a local cause or charity. The Cincinnati office donated $2,000 to the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Families who must travel to the CBDI for treatment often struggle with the financial burden of traveling and temporary accommodations. Our donation will provide families traveling to CBDI with financial assistance through hotel rooms, gas cards, meal cards, and gift cards for groceries. “When we were asked to choose a local cause for this donation, my thoughts immediately went to the team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center,” said Interstates Project Designer, Bob Smith. “Our office is proud to be involved in the donation process and we’re glad to know that our contribution will help lessen the financial burden for families going through a traumatic time in their lives.”

“The mission of the Family Wellness Center at Cincinnati Children’s is to advance the behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual outcomes of the patients and families served by the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute,” said Ahna Pai, Director of Patient and Family Wellness Center for CBDI. “Those patients who are most in need will be helped by this gift, which will assist with simple needs like eating a full meal while being treated at the hospital, or getting a full tank of gas to help make their many medical appointments. Such simple things can mean all the difference in the lives of our patients, and ensures that they get the medical care that they need. On behalf of our families, thank you Interstates!”

About the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) at Cincinnati Children’s is a national leader in caring for children and adolescents with cancer. Cincinnati Children’s has been a leader in basic science and clinical research for decades. The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute was established in 2009 to formally align strong clinical care and research programs, enhancing collaborations and speeding the transfer of new knowledge from the laboratory to patient care. Beyond the institute, faculty members partner with researchers and clinicians in other research and clinical divisions, including developmental biology, immunobiology, radiology and nephrology.

Learn more about Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the CBDI here.