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RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Our Nashville Studio Manager

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.

MEET MAMIE!

We are so grateful that Mamie, the studio manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has dedicated so much time and love to Seacrest Studios. Mamie started as an intern at our Seacrest Studios in Atlanta and then helped us open and manage our studio in Charlotte. After a few years in Charlotte, she made the move to Nashville to help open and run our studio there.

Her dedication to our studios is inspiring and we want you to learn more about her in her own words:

  •  How long you have worked at Seacrest Studios: I have worked for Seacrest Studios for 6 (going on 7) years!  My first role was as an intern at our first studio in Atlanta!
  •  Favorite thing (game/activity, etc.) you do in studio: My favorite thing to do in the studio is laugh! Whether that is in an interview, a lip sync battle, or a game – as long as we are laughing, that is my favorite activity!  What better thrill is there than to watch abrave child sing openly and laugh uncontrollably.
  • Most memorable studio guest (and why): The opening of our Nashville studio was a pretty amazing memory with a global superstar guest: Taylor Swift! She surprised everyone!
  • Special hidden talent (if you have one): I am from Texas – I can work wonders with a can of hairspray and a teasing comb! 🙂

Thank you, Mamie, for bringing your positive energy to Seacrest Studios and the patients every day!

Lizzy Greene Hosts Games For Kids In Seacrest Studios

Nickelodeon’s Lizzy Greene came back to Seacrest Studios in Dallas to see her friends and play some games!

Lizzy is from the Dallas area and loves to visit the Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center when she has time off at home. For her recent visit, we put her to work! Lizzy hosted our Bingo game for the day, entertaining the kids in studio and calling numbers for the kids who were watching and playing along from their hospital room.

The kids were excited to talk to Lizzy and get their picture together. Lizzy even delivered some of the Bingo prizes to the winners.

Lizzy also shared about how much fun she’s having on the set of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. Be on the lookout for some fun, new episodes! Thanks Lizzy for coming back to the Seacrest Studios! We’ll see you next time!

RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Allie

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.

MEET ALLIE!

Allie, a patient at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has the ability to bring smiles and fun every where she goes…and we love that she regularly fills Seacrest Studios with her sunshine!  Learn more about Allie in her own words:

  • How old are you? 12
  • Who is your favorite artist and or song? My favorite artist is Gavin Degraw and I love the song “Soldier”
  • What is your favorite thing to do in the studio? My favorite thing to do in the studio is to play trivia. It’s like an escape from being the “sick kid” in the hospital.
  • Who was your favorite studio guest? My favorite guest was Madison Shipman from “Game Shakers”. I think it is pretty inspiring  she is following her dreams of acting, but also taking time to visit the hospital. She also took the time to talk with us.
  • Do you have a special hidden talent:  My hidden talents would have to be shooting pool (billiards)! Also, I am pretty funny and I’m really good at bringing fun to any place (even the hospital!)

Thank you Allie for making Seacrest Studios in Cincinnati such an incredibly fun place to be!

 

WWE Wrestlers Sin Cara, Carmella and Sami Zayn Visit Seacrest Studios Atlanta

It felt like a mini WWE Smackdown in Seacrest Studios Atlanta when pro wrestlers Sin Cara, Carmella and Sami Zayn stopped by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to spread some joy to excited patients and fans!  The trio shared everything from encouraging words and signature moves to personalized video messages for some patients.

One  young, enthusiastic patient loved comparing his own mask to Sin Cara’s and even considered “wrestling” it off of the veteran wrestler’s head. After handing out bracelets and free tickets to their show, Sin Cara, Carmella and Sami posed for pictures and signed autographs for everyone. Then it was time to put on their game face and head out to prepare for their big night in the ring! THANK YOU SO MUCH to the WWE for supporting Seacrest Studios – you may all be SUPER TOUGH on the outside but you’re oh so sweet and kind on the inside!  WE LOVE YOU!

RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Our Dallas Studio Managers

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special. 

MEET CHANCE AND PAULA!

We are so lucky to have Chance and Paula running Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Their dedication to the patients and studio is inspiring and they make every day so much fun! Learn a little more about Chance and Paula in their own words:

CHANCE

  •  How long you have worked at Seacrest Studios: Five years. Wow, that’s gone by fast!
  •  Favorite thing (game/activity, etc.) you do in studio: Our spring and fall concert series gives local musicians a chance to perform at the hospital.  There is great live music, prize raffles, bubble machine and popcorn. It’s so much fun!
  • Most memorable studio guest (and why): It’s hard to choose one, but I have a great memory of Chris Martin’s visit. One of our patients played piano and sang a Coldplay song for him.  Chris was genuinely caught up in the song, and halfway through it, he started to sing along.  It was a great moment, and we were also able to send the patient and his family to the concert that night!
  • Special hidden talent (if you have one): It’s not really hidden, but in my free time I enjoy training for triathlons and compete in Ironman races.

PAULA

  • How long you have worked at Seacrest Studios:  I’ve worked at Seacrest Studios for three years and I’m loving every minute of it.
  • Favorite thing (game/activity, etc.) you do in studio: I love the games we play in studio. Hosting Bingo brings out another level of my silly side and delivering prizes to our winners’ hospital rooms is so rewarding. I love to see the kids light up with excitement!
  • Most memorable studio guest (and why): My favorite thing about the Seacrest Studios is seeing the transformation within the kids. They walk in as hospital patients a little shy and next thing you know we’re all dancing the Whip and Nae Nae and laughing. It’s rewarding to see them have a little fun and joy during their hospital stay.
  • Special hidden talent (if you have one): Not so hidden and definitely not a talent, but before working here I didn’t know I would dance so much at work. I enjoy doing my crazy dance moves just to make a kid (or their parent) smile!

Thank you Chance and Paula for making every day in Seacrest Studios such an exciting adventure!

RSF Ambassador, Sabrina Carpenter, Holds Fundraising Campaign For Foundation

Our Ambassador, Sabrina Carpenter, is holding an Omaze campaign benefitting RSF! If you enter, you have the chance to win a VIP backstage visit with Sabrina on her De-Tour. Not only will you get to hang out with Sabrina, you will get to hear some of her unreleased music! And since no hang out of Sabrina’s is complete without sweet treats…you and Sabrina will share some yummy dessert.

Sound amazing? (We think so!) Well, you can’t win if you don’t ENTER!  GOOD LUCK!

 

Dierks Bentley Sings For Patients In Seacrest Studios Cincinnati

Recap by Seacrest Studios Intern, Alicia Barnachea
Video by Seacrest Studios Intern, Leah Veltri

Families and patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center were delighted to meet award winning, country singer Dierks Bentley.

Dierks is currently on tour across the United States but took time away from his summer tour to sit down and answer some patients’ burning questions. Charlie learned that Dierks loves fishing just as much he does while Dierks revealed he has his pilot’s license and owns a single engine plane. We found out about his favorite hobbies like going to the beach and playing with his dogs at home. He also talked about how he has had to adjust to the cold winters since moving to Nashville, but still enjoys summer the most. A highlight of the visit was when LeAnne, a patient asked about funny tour stories involving his kids. He got a huge laugh from his kids favorite question “Does Jon Pardi like to party?” referring to his tour mate.

Dierks went on to play one of the studio’s favorite games “This or That?” We timed him to see how quickly he could decide between two choices. This game revealed that he loves dogs and Coca-Cola but he couldn’t choose between ice cream or cake. While he might have a sweet tooth, perhaps the sweetest moment was when he sang one of his hit songs “Riser” to a patient who participated by phone.

Amazing memories were created throughout his visit. Thank you Dierks, for spending part of your day with us, we had a blast!

 

 

 

RSF Spotlight: Meet Ryan!

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.
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MEET RYAN!

Ryan is one of the awesome patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and can often be seen hanging out in Seacrest Studios! Learn a little more about him in his own words:

  • How old are you? I’m 11
  • Who is your favorite artist and or song? Flo Rida
  • What is your favorite thing to do in the studio? Bingo. I love it because we get prizes!
  • Who was your favorite studio guest? The Vamps. They were great and they sang in studio.
  • Do you have a special hidden talent: I can skateboard!

Thank you Ryan for alway filling the studio with your great smile!

RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Our Atlanta Studio Manager

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special. 

MEET WENDY!

Wendy is the studio manager at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (our first studio!) and has been with Seacrest Studios since the very first day we opened.

More about Wendy, in her own words:

  • How long you have worked at Seacrest Studios: I’ve worked at Seacrest Studios since the first studio was born – November 5, 2010
  • Favorite thing (game/activity, etc.) you do in studio: My absolute favorite thing to do is connecting, one-on-one with each patient (whether through a game or just simple conversation).
  • Most memorable studio guest (and why): My most memorable studio guest would have to be actor, CHRIS PRATT – because he called ahead to find out how many patients were in the hospital at the time because he wanted to personally send over a Jurassic World toy to each and every patient. He sent over boxes and boxes of toys ahead of time so they would be here when he came. He handed one out to every single person, along with hugs, fist bumps and high fives!
  • Special hidden talent (if you have one): I can juggle!

Thank you Wendy, for your dedication to our studio in Atlanta and for making SO many patients happy over the years. We are lucky to have you as part of the RSF family!

Liam Payne Tells ‘Dad Jokes’ At Seacrest Studios Boston

Video By: Max Svec
Written By: Seacrest Studios Intern, Kimberly Perry

It was a great afternoon at Boston Children’s Hospital when Liam Payne came to visit Seacrest Studios. Liam spoke to a packed studio and answered many awesome questions including what he would be if he wasn’t a singer, what non-domestic animal he would have as a pet, and why his son’s name is Bear! The interview was full of smiles, laughs, and even a few dad jokes!

It was Liam’s first visit at Seacrest Studios, and we can’t thank him enough for coming. He took the time to talk to each patient, took pictures, and even signed autographs. We hope he comes back to hang out again soon!