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ARTICLE New Children's Joke Book Delivers Smiles and Raises Funds for Children With Health Needs


Little Book - Big Laughs Joke Book

MINNETONKA, Minn. (April 1, 2014) – The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) has launched its new Little Book – Big Laughs Joke Book to help bring giggles and grins to children young and old.

The book includes more than 600 jokes submitted by kids, for kids. Jokes include popular and original jokes, funny one-liners, knock-knock jokes and silly tongue-twisters.

Wanna hear a pizza joke? Never mind, it's too cheesy

Why do sharks swim in salt water? Because pepper water makes them sneeze

The book is ideal for children ages 4 to 12, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Little Book – Big Laughs Joke Book is available at Amazon.com for $5.99.

Proceeds from the book will fund future UHCCF grants that help families pay for children's medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. Since its founding in 1999, UHCCF has funded more than 6,500 medical grants totaling more than $20 million.

"We are grateful for the overwhelming and enthusiastic response from families and children across the country who submitted jokes for this book. At the heart of the book is our desire to create an uplifting, boredom-busting read to inspire any reader, whether in a hospital or waiting room, or on a long car ride. The book's proceeds will help provide child medical grants to families in need," said UHCCF President Matt Peterson.

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents' commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 6,500 grants valued at over $20M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF's funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees.