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Young FHN Patients Receive Stuffed Toys for the Holidays

12/28/2011

Any time is a difficult time for a child to be in the hospital, so a holiday-time hospital stay can be especially stressful.

That's why members of the Rockford Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals each brought a teddy bear to their annual Christmas party to donate to a child hospitalized over the holidays. The bears were delivered the morning after the party to the Women and Children's Unit at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, where they were put in a wagon to be delivered to young patients. The bears brightened the day of a number of patients, including a two-year-old girl, who chose a small white Teddy bear as the first toy to be given.

Donations to FHN, no matter their size – from a teddy bear to funds for the expansion of the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center – benefit the people of our communities. To donate to the FHN Women and Children's Unit at FHN Memorial Hospital, FHN Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Illinois, the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center or any other program, call the FHN Foundation at 815-599-6900.