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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:16 am | Updated: 10:32 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

There's more than one way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day. A coalition of Arizona hospitals and health care, faith-based and community organizations want to show their love for children by helping them sign up for health insurance.

Thursday's "Love Your Kids" community outreach event is the first statewide effort to get children enrolled in KidsCare, a state and federal health care program for children of working families.

More than 63,000 Arizona children are insured under KidsCare, but an estimated 130,000 eligible children are not enrolled.

Families are encouraged to sign up for KidsCare at more than 80 sites statewide. For information, go to or call (602) 263-8856.

Sites include:

Banner Gateway Medical Center, Higley Road and U.S. 60, 1900 N. Higley Road, Gilbert, (480) 543-2000, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, main lobby, 3555 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, (480) 728-8000, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health on Wheels (Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Regional medical centers), Light and Life Free Methodist Church, 501 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 7 a.m. to noon.

Banner Children's Hospital at Banner Desert Medical Center, 1400 S. Dobson Road, 2145 Building, Mesa, (480) 512-3000,, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bilingual assistance available.

Clinica Adelante, East Valley Family Care, 2204 S. Dobson, Suite 101, Mesa, (480) 491-6235 (call for appointment), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road, Mesa.

Chandler Regional Medical Center, 475 S. Dobson Road, (480) 728-3000, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ICAN Community Center, 201 S. Washington St., Phoenix.

Mountain Park Health Center, 1492 S. Mill Ave., Suite 312, Tempe, (480) 921-1100.

Tempe Community Action Agency, Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange St., (480) 350-5891, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tempe St. Luke's Hospital, 1500 S. Mill Ave., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bilingual assistance available.

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