OCCA holds a Christmas Party each year in the Leadership Square atrium in downtown Oklahoma City. Surviving and current patients of the OU Physicians Jimmy Everest Center and their families are invited. Each child and sibling receives a gift from Santa, sit on Santa's lap and get their photo taken as they tell him their wishes. Volunteers help patients and their siblings and create one of a kind keepsake ornaments. Volunteers donate yummy cookies, pizza and refreshments. During this special holiday event patients and their families enjoy visiting and renewing friendships as well as lending support to one another. A paper airplane contest from the second story balcony serves as the party’s grand finale. It is a clear favorite for the kids — so much so that we had to start changing the paper color each year, as the kids would bring previously created airplanes in an effort to win the coveted first prize.