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Young Philanthropist Chooses Danbury Hospital as Community Service Recipient

Monday, December 09, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Kids Care Club of the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation

Killian Jampierre, a Staples High School student, has donated an assortment of handmade hats and scarves for the Spratt Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital.

Jampierre's donation was the focus of a community service project for her Westport school. She has a love and passion for knitting and wanted to give back to pediatric patients this holiday season. Executive Director and Vice President of the Foundation, Grace Linhard stated, "we are so thankful for the wonderful donation and appreciate all the time she put in to making these items for our tiniest and most fragile patients here at Danbury Hospital."

As a result of Jampierre's efforts, she has been inducted into the Western Connecticut Health Network Kids Care Club at Danbury Hospital, a philanthropic organization for children and young adults under the age of 18.

For more information on the Kids Care Club, please call the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation office at 203-739-7227 or 860-210-5270.

About The Kids Care Club

The Kids Care Club at Western Connecticut Health Network encourages children under the age of 18 to make donations in support of pediatric programs and services at Danbury Hospital and/or New Milford Hospital. Donations help purchase toys, videos/movies, video games and systems, and more to make children's hospital stays more comfortable. Children raise funds in many ways, including: asking friends and family for donations; organizing penny drives, lemonade stands, or other events; raising funds in lieu of birthday gifts; or donating a portion of their allowance.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. As a University teaching organization, WCHN is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. WCHN offers a full continuum of care through its system of affiliated organizations that provide innovative preventative, primary and specialty care as well as home care.

The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation's fundraising campaign - Imagine Build Transform - is focusing on raising funds for a new Patient Tower, an expanded Emergency Department with Level II trauma designation, and an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital; as well as the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, and the Network's cutting edge Biomedical Research Institute.

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