Australian pop star Cody Simpson – who is finishing up a swing of East Coast dates before heading to Europe – has made a point of quietly stopping in to visit patients at children’s hospitals as his schedule permits.
In addition to a stop at Dell Children’s Medical Center when he was in Austin last month performing at the SXSW festival, Simpson spent time this past Saturday afternoon with cancer patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
During this visit coordinated by the Hope for Henry Foundation which brings performers, athletes, authors and other celebrities to DC-area hospitals to brighten the days of seriously ill children, the singer spent considerable time with each patient, including signing CDs and taking cell phone selfies and Polaroids, which he printed and signed for the children.
Simpson shared some of his own memories from the visit with his fans through social media, including Instagram.
Simpson performed later that evening at a club in Washington. His newest CD Free comes out later this year – a single from the album, Flower, with artwork contributed by his friend Miley Cyrus, was made available in February. According to a Rolling Stone article, Cyrus has enlisted Simpson to support her own charity work on behalf of the homeless.