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New Children’s Joke Books Raise Funds to Help Families Pay for Child Medical Expenses

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Oct. 02, 2015) — With the help from children nationwide, the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) has collected knock-knock jokes and riddles for two new joke books available today, on World Smile Day.

The joke books not only provide smiles and laughter, but also help fund child medical grants for families in need. Proceeds from the sales of the books will help fund UHCCF grants that help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. Since 2007, UHCCF has funded more than 10,000 medical grants totaling more than $29 million.

The books — “Little Book – Big Laughs” Riddle Book and “Little Book – Big Laughs” Knock-Knock Book include more than 350 knock-knock jokes and 500 riddles submitted by kids — for kids. The books are ideal for children ages 4 to 12, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Why do bicycles fall over?
Because they are two tired

What can you see in the water that doesn’t get wet?
Your reflection

Knock Knock
who’s there?
Bashful
Bashful who?
I can’t tell you, I’m so embarrassed

Knock Knock
who’s there?
Norma Lee
Norma Lee who?
Norma Lee I don’t go around knocking on doors, but I just had to meet you


The “Little Book – Big Laughs” books are available at Amazon.com for $5.99 each.

“The inspiration behind these books is to bring smiles and laughter to children, whether in a hospital, in the car or just hanging out with friends and family,” said UHCCF President Matt Peterson. “Earlier this month, we awarded our 10,000th medical grant, and the proceeds from these books will help us further our mission of helping thousands’ more families in the years ahead.”

The first Little Book – Big Laughs joke book was released April Fools' Day 2014 and was a Mom’s Choice Gold Award recipient for juvenile books. The success of the first book propelled the idea to create two additional books for a joke book series.

In addition to the joke books, UHCCF publishes and sells the award-winning Oliver & Hope’s storybooks, along with other fun child toys and products; all available at Amazon. UHCCF recently added two more characters to the Oliver & HopeTM series of super-soft stuffed toys — Charlotte the fox and Hugo the dragon. Proceeds from the books and toys help fund UHCCF child medical grants.

For more information about UHCCF, visit www.UHCCF.org.

About 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 10,000 grants valued at over $29 million 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. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.UHCCF.org.

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