Photos: Boston Children’s Hospital And OSRAM Light Up For Kids.

Last week, Boston Children’s Hospital announced a partnership with Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, to ‘Light Up’ the hospital and the City of Boston in an effort to support patients and their families throughout the winter months.

As part of the initiative, buildings and business around the City of Boston will simultaneously light up in blue, the hospital’s signature color, to show support for the city’s young patients. Blue light up wristbands and candles have also been distributed to patients and hospital staff members.

The announcement was made at a press event at the hospital, which I covered for Getty Images. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox Holiday Caravan.

"Boston Red Sox pitchers Heath Hembree and Steven Wright visit a patient at the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers Heath Hembree and Steven Wright visit a patient at the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini poses for a selfie photograph with a patient during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini poses for a selfie photograph with a patient during a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini(left), and pitchers Heath Hembree (center) and Steven Wright (right) pose for a selfie photograph as they record a holiday greeting message for patients at Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini(left), and pitchers Heath Hembree (center) and Steven Wright (right) pose for a selfie photograph as they record a holiday greeting message for patients at Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young patient takes a photo with an iPad of Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young patient takes a photo with an iPad of Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini during a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini and pitcher Steven Wright pose for a photograph with staff during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini and pitcher Steven Wright pose for a photograph with staff during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (left), infielder Garin Cecchini (center), and pitcher Heath Hembree (right) laugh with a patient during a visit to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (left), infielder Garin Cecchini (center), and pitcher Heath Hembree (right) laugh with a patient during a visit to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A shirt autographed by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright and Heath Hembree and infielder Garin Cecchini is shown during a visit to Massachusetts General Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A shirt autographed by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright and Heath Hembree and infielder Garin Cecchini is shown during a visit to Massachusetts General Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini signs autographs during a visit to The Base baseball clinic as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini signs autographs during a visit to The Base baseball clinic as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story to kids at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story to kids at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Kids listen as Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Kids listen as Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Every year, several Boston Red Sox players and coaches take part in a Holiday Caravan, during which they visit various hospitals and community centers to share some holiday cheer.

This year, infielder Garin Cecchini and pitchers Steven Wright and Heath Hembree were on the caravan, and made stops at six different hospitals: The Jimmy Fund, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shriners Hospital For Children, Mass General Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Center. They also visited The Base inner city baseball clinic and the Four Seasons Hotel. 

It’s always a great experience spending days on the road with the players. Thanks to Garin, Steven, and Heath, three great guys, for their time and for posing for so many photos over the two days.

It was also nice to have a quick byline in the Boston Herald from the trip.

Photos: Drake Britton Makes Halloween Visit To Hospital.

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton wears a Superman costume for Halloween as he greets a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, October 30, 2014.”

Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton stopped by Boston Children’s Hospital for a special Halloween visit with patients. It was nice to be there to document this surprise visit from Superman. 

Photos: Craig Breslow Visits Mass General Hospital.

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and his wife, Kelly Breslow, participate in a yoga class with a patient during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and his wife, Kelly Breslow, participate in a yoga class with a patient during a visit to Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and his wife, Kelly Breslow, visit patients at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and his wife, Kelly Breslow, visit patients at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow visits a patient at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow visits a patient at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014.”

"Max Surprenant, 10, of Dedham, Massachusetts is given a tour of Boston Children's Hospital with Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and his wife, Kelly Breslow, after participating in the Strike 3 Foundation Play It Forward Program in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014. "

“Max Surprenant, 10, of Dedham, Massachusetts is given a tour of Mass General Hospital with Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and his wife, Kelly Breslow, after participating in the Strike 3 Foundation Play It Forward Program in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, September 22, 2014. “

Here are a few images from a nice visit today by Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow and his wife Kelly to Mass General Hospital.

Photo: Boston Red Sox Rookies Visit Children’s Hospital.

"Boston Red Sox rookies (left to right) Blake Swihart, Garin Cecchini, Christian Vazquez, and Matt Barnes laugh as they visit a patient at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 15, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox rookies (left to right) Blake Swihart, Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, and Christian Vazquez laugh as they visit a patient at Children’s Hospital Boston in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, January 15, 2014.”

I just thought I’d make a quick post with this photo from our visit to Children’s Hospital Boston yesterday with some Red Sox up and comers who are in town this week for the Rookie Development program. 

It’s refreshing to see such youthful energy, and the guys were great to follow around as they met with patients. I liked this moment.