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Posts published in December 2015

13-Year-Old Gives Back in Sister's Memory

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

During Hanukkah, 13-year-old Madeleine Wenger of Bethesda, Md., reflects on her efforts to support children with cancer in memory of her sister Kayla. For her bat mitzvah, she raised $15,000 for Children's National. “It’s not just about raising money,” she says. “You can give food, items you don’t need anymore, and your own time through volunteerism. There are so many ways to give." In this season of gift-giving, she says, “Material things are not important to me. Always being there for your family is.”

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Continuing a Tradition, Inspiring Joy

Friday, December 18, 2015

Continuing a tradition that began in 2011, the Zirkin family, their children, and grandchildren purchased $10,000 worth of toys for families who will spend the holidays in the hospital. The toys will be donated to Dr. Bear's Holiday Toy Shop, where parents can select toys right in the hospital for their sick children at no cost.


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Home for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Topic(s): impact, holidays

Unfortunately, too many children will spend the holidays this year in a hospital bed instead of at home with family. As you’re making plans for the holidays this year, please support the work of Children’s National. Your support will help us heal children who are injured, facing a life-threatening disease, or in need of surgery. Give today.

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