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Young Philanthropist Donates Birthday Gifts to Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation Kids Care Club

Friday, September 27, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Kids Care Club of the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation

Sophia Lasaro, a Newtown resident, has donated an assortment of brand new toys and books received at her birthday party.

Lasaro hoped this donation would brighten the day of the recipients, making their experience at the Hospital less frightening. This was the first donation made by Lasaro for the benefit of pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital. Executive Director and Vice President of the Foundation, Grace Linhard stated "Lasaro’s supportive efforts are an inspiration not only to her family but also to the community."

As a result of her efforts, Lasaro has been inducted into Danbury Hospital's Kids Care Club, 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.

For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org, DanburyHospital.org; NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital or Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.




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