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Contact: Linda Johnson
WCA Hospital Public Relations
(716) 664-8614

WCA Auxiliary Deliver Hundreds of
Cuddly Teddy Bears to Young Patients

WCA Hospital

Jamestown, New York (Wednesday, December 22, 2010)—In the spirit of the holiday season, The WCA Hospital Auxiliary delivered hundreds of soft, cuddly teddy bears and stuff animals to the adolescent patients admitted to WCA Hospital.  The stuffed animals were donated by patrons who attended the WCA Auxiliary Holiday Show in November and purchased a $5 gift card toward “Buy a Bear & Show You Care” initiative.  In photo from left, Amy Reinhardt, WCA Hospital Volunteer Coordinator; Mary Ann Wilcox, R.N., MS, Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit Nurse Manager; Donna Barber, R.N., Maternity Care OB Coordinator; Mary Sue Pawlak, R.N, Pediatric Unit Nurse Manager.  “It makes my holiday to enter a patient’s room and present them with a teddy bear as a gift from our community supporters,” said Mary Sue Pawlak.  “The smiles on their faces are enough thanks for me.”  To learn more about the WCA Hospital Auxiliary or to become an Auxilian, please contact the WCA Volunteer Office at (716) 664-8388.

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