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By the end of the WCEC conference, $50,000 had been raised for Give Kids the World, which has served 146,000 children and families since it opened in 1986.

I attended the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) in Orlando, Fla., last month. It encompassed several days of education focusing on the issues and trends that affect every aspect of workers’ comp claims, networking events and a day volunteering at the Give Kids the World Village.

I first learned about Give Kids the World (GKTW) in Kissimmee, Fla., at last year’s conference. The program gives children with life-threatening illnesses and their families a respite from doctors’ appointments, hospital treatments, therapy and other aspects of their illness, and allows them to rest, relax and experience life in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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