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St. Peter School Student Council Donates Funds in Support of the Praxair Cancer Center’s Breast Care Program

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Saint Peter's School Student Council - Danbury - Kids Care Club

Student Council members at St. Peter School in Danbury recently raised $160 to benefit the Breast Care Program at Danbury Hospital’s Praxair Cancer Center through an innovative school fundraiser.

For a $2 donation, students at the school were allowed to "dress down" their school uniforms and wear pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

"We are extremely proud of the generosity and resourcefulness of our youngest donors," said Grace Linhard, Executive Director and Vice President of the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation. "They demonstrate enthusiasm to help the community at a young age. We are very grateful to the Student Council and students at St. Peter School for their philanthropic leadership."

As a result of its efforts, the St. Peter School Student Council 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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