Throughout the month of September, Partners In Health is celebrating the birthday of beloved children's author Roald Dahl, who would have turned 100 on Sept. 13. His daughter, Ophelia Dahl, is one of PIH's co-founders. She spoke with us live on Facebook last week about what it was like to grow up with her father, and how he had an impact on the path she chose.
“When you grow up with someone who has that kind of an expansive imagination, it feels like the normal thing," she said. "It sets you up to be able to imagine better things for other people."
Ophelia Dahl helped to found Partners In Health after traveling to Haiti to volunteer in 1983, with encouragement from her father. He became one of PIH's earliest supporters.
“He believed very, very strongly that everyone deserves access to modern medicine," Dahl said of her father.
Roald Dahl is the author of James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many other books.
Watch the full interview here.
To celebrate what would be Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, bakeries and ice cream shops across the United States have created “Dahlicious Delights,” inspired by characters in Dahl’s many books. Throughout the month of September, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these treats will benefit Partners In Health. Learn more about all the #RoaldDahl100 celebrations happening throughout the United States here.
Find a participating Dahlicious Delights vendor in your area:
Ample Hills Creamery, New York City, NY: Apple cider ice cream inspired by Fantastic Mr. Fox
Baked, New York City: Lavender and Miss Honey’s Cupcake
Baked Ideas, New York City: Cookies inspired by The BFG, Boy, Matilda, and The Twits
Coolhaus, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York City: Bruce Bogtrotter chocolate ice cream
Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco: Miss Trunchbull’s Chocolate Cake
Doughnut Plant, New York City: Mini Giant Peach cake doughnuts with magic green crystals
Flour Bakery and Café, Boston: Hornets stewed in tar, inspired by James and the Giant Peach
Four and Twenty Blackbirds, New York City: James and the Giant Peach Pie
JP Licks, Boston, MA: Frobscottle ice cream inspired by The BFG
Knuckle and Claw, Los Angeles: Mrs. Twit's knuckle roll
Milk Jar Cookies, Los Angeles: James and the Giant Peach cookie
The Pie Hole, Los Angeles: Miss Honey Pie and The Witches Poisoned Pie
Union Square Donuts, Boston: Apple and bacon fritter doughnut inspired by Fantastic Mr. Fox
Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland, Eugene, Denver, Austin: Assorted doughnuts