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For Immediate Release:

December 23, 2010

LHSC’s Second Annual Mitten Campaign helps those less fortunate over the holidays

LONDON, Ontario - Staff, physicians, students and volunteers of London Health Sciences Centre have donated over 1,350 new or gently used scarves, hats and mittens, along with some coats and hand-knit items, to those less fortunate in London and surrounding area.

“The Mitten Campaign gives warm winter clothes to people in need in our community,” says Bonnie Adamson, President and CEO, LHSC. “I am proud of the tremendous generosity demonstrated by our staff, physicians, students and volunteers, as they continue LHSC’s tradition of caring.”

The LHSC Mitten Campaign ran from November 22 to December 22, and donated items were given to the Children’s Aid Society of London & Middlesex, the Salvation Army, the Boys & Girls Club of London and Merrymount Children’s Centre on Wednesday, in time to deliver to children in need before Christmas.

Chris Harvey, the Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of London says, "As an organization that supports children and youth in London, we truly appreciate the kind support from the London Health Sciences Centre. Their donation will help keep many children and youth warm this winter.”

Mitten Campaing Items

About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 135 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information, visit www.lhsc.on.ca.


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