Viewpoint: May 18, 2011

Did you know Baton Rouge is home to Louisiana's premiere children's hospital? Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital is currently the largest provider of pediatric services in the state.

With more than 100 pediatricians and more than 50 pediatric specialists, OLOL Children's Hospital not only offers standard pediatric care, but also provides our area with its only 24/7 pediatric emergency room and specialists that help families cope with the hospitalization of a child.

We are lucky to have this resource so close to home. Families of children with special medical needs do not have to travel long distances to get the specialized services their child may require. Instead, they can receive care here in town, within reach of family and friends.

For these reasons, WAFB is proud to have joined OLOL Children's Hospital in their new fundraising effort, driving the future, in which five lucky winners will each win one of five vehicles.

The drawing takes place on Friday, May 20. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit future lifesaving care for children. You will be supporting a vital medical institution and may even win yourself a brand new vehicle!