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Give Blood To Give Time, Be A Donor

You may not know that nearly one quarter of the nation’s blood goes to help cancer patients in treatment, chemo takes a toll and make patient anemic. That’s why the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society are partnering to get more people to donate blood. Their spokesperson is model Cindy Crawford who lost Read more…

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Circle Of Care~ Helping Families Affected By Childhood Cancer

September is childhood cancer awareness month.  An organization called “Circle of Care” around since 2004, helps to care for families who are caring for a child with cancer. The organization has also developed “Art for the Heart” in which a child’s bedroom is transformed to their wishes to make them more comfortable. The Founder. Liz Salguero Read more…

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Rallying Around A Connecticut Toddler

Lauren Irene Vieira was diagnosed with Leukemia on February 11th 2015. On the days leading up to her diagnosis her parents, Daniel and Katrina, grew alarmed due to a change in her personality. Like most children, Lauren was an active 16 month old whom loved playing with her older brother, Armando and canine brother, Dexter.  Read more…

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Katy Perry Is Sending Love To A Connecticut Child

The Guarraia family of East Lyme, Connecticut is going through something no family should ever have to encounter once, let alone for a second time. Madeline was diagnosed with Leukemia about five years ago. What she ensued is the bravest, most awe-inspiring thing many of us have ever witnessed. Looking back at pictures, over the Read more…

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Toys for Children At Yale-New Haven Hospital

To watch the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital work is magical. I founded this program in 1993 and it is flourishing today because of countless volunteers from the Hospital Auxiliary and others who continue to nurture it every day at the hospital to make sure sick children are taken care of. Recently I Read more…

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Toys Can Make a Difference

For 17 years, since the summer of 1993, the Toy Closets program at Yale-New Haven Hospital has been making the lives of children and their families a little brighter during tough times. As the founder of this program I continue to marvel at the stories of those who have been touched. How did this start? Read more…

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