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Generous Donation from Senator Jane Orie Will Help Provide Camps for Severely Ill Children

$150,000 donation for heart, cancer, transplant and sickle cell camps for ill patients


WHAT: Sen. Jane Claire Orie will present Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh with a check for $150,000 to help offset camp costs for families of patients who suffer from diseases like cancer and sickle cell. Children's offers camps to help foster growth and development. The camps are all non-medical settings, where children are able to experience a normal camping adventure, share their experiences with other children and develop independence.

"Camp allows kids who have been through challenging medical and emotional experiences to come together with other children who have similar conditions in a fun setting," said Roger Oxendale, Children's President/CEO. "Providing camps to young patients helps them to develop a sense of identity and acceptance, all-the-while having a great time in a relaxed setting."

"We are honored to be able to help offset some of the costs for families," said Sen. Orie. "These camps are a unique and important part of these young patients' lives and recovery."

WHO: Sen. Jane Claire Orie, R-Allegheny

Roger Oxendale, Children's President and CEO

Mary Jo Howard Dively, Chair, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees

Doctors involved in the camps, and patients.

WHEN: Promptly at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006

WHERE: Playroom at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Oakland, Pa.

Editor's Note: Media should meet in the hospital's main lobby to be escorted to the playroom for the press briefing.

Melanie Finnigan or Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-5016 or 412-692-5502

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