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Freeman Donates $10,000 to Children's Hospital New Orleans


New Orleans, LA – Freeman, the world’s leading provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, has made a lasting impact on the New Orleans community after hosting a booth at the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) event. Freeman donated $10,000 to the Children’s Hospital New Orleans as a result of its booth attendees’ votes. The check presentation ceremony was held on Thursday, July 22.

Prior to the HCEA event, Freeman selected five nonprofit organizations in New Orleans as potential recipients of the $10,000 check. The exhibit house emailed convention attendees inviting them to visit the Freeman booth and vote for their favorite charity to win the donation. In order to commemorate the event, attendees had the opportunity to make charm bracelets with specialized charms representing each of the charities. Freeman experienced a tremendous response from HCEA attendees making it one of the busiest booths at the event.

The Children’s Hospital New Orleans received the most votes and was awarded the donation. Bonnie Helmker, general manager of Freeman New Orleans, presented the check to Children’s Hospital development director Roger Korman on Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m. in the hospital lobby

“It has been such an honor for Freeman to collaborate with so many well-deserving nonprofit organizations,” said Helmker. “We congratulate the Children’s Hospital and know they will continue to do great things for this community in the future. Thank you so much to the attendees who helped make this event such a success.”

The New Orleans Children’s Hospital is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in all of Louisiana. The hospital provides all-inclusive pediatric healthcare and strives for continuous improvement of patient care, education, research, child advocacy and management. Any revenue this nonprofit organizations makes is used for hospital operations and expanding services.

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) is a trade association that represents organizations aspiring to improve the effectiveness and quality of all healthcare conventions and congresses, medical meetings and healthcare exhibit marketing. The HCEA hopes to increase the efficiency of healthcare conventions as an educational medium, promote the value of these exhibits, provide healthcare associations with information and services necessary to improve conventions, and aid in member’s professional development.


Freeman ( is the world’s leading provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Customer driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions to our customers, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. By empowering our employees to make educated, strategic decisions Freeman delivers reliable, consistent problem-solving solutions that our customers have come to rely on. With 40 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 3,000 expositions annually, including 104 of the largest 200 U.S. trade shows, and more than 10,000 other events worldwide. The company has received numerous awards recognizing outstanding efforts in industry leadership, customer service excellence, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships.