Valhalla Children Organize Summer Fundraiser for Blythedale

Children combine summer fun with desire to help others, raise $135 for Blythedale Children's Hospital
Valhalla children raised funds through summer fun.
Valhalla children raised funds through summer fun.
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Aug. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- VALHALLA (August 2011)—The children in one Valhalla neighborhood decided to put their summer fun to work by organizing a special fundraiser to the benefit Blythedale Children’s Hospital. They raised $135 by selling lemonade and Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies (from a family recipe) and accepting sponsorships for swimming laps in a pool. Calling themselves the “Armond Angels,” the children, aged 6-11, hope to make the fundraiser an annual activity.

“We are so thankful for this wonderful gift.  What a fun way to enjoy the summer and help other children,” said Lena Cavanna, Blythedale’s Director of Community Relations. “This group of children reflects the spirit of community and caring that is at the heart of Blythedale.”

Pictured from left, Blythedale’s Director of Community Relations Lena Cavanna accepts $135 in summer fundraiser proceeds from Valhalla residents Michael Guiliano, Krista Bulint, Morgan Mammola, Kirsten Giuliano, Brianna Quigley and Rachel Parker.

About Blythedale Children’s Hospital
As New York’s only freestanding, specialty children’s hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health status and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and disabling conditions through superb multi-disciplinary patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy programs.  Blythedale’s board-certified physicians, nurses, clinical staff (social workers, respiratory therapists, clinical pharmacists, Child Life specialists, etc.) and New York State’s largest hospital-based pediatric therapy department (PT, OT and Speech) work together to provide intensive and innovative multi-disciplinary clinical and therapeutic care to help children achieve their medical and rehabilitative goals for independent living, and return to their communities.  Blythedale is also the only Hospital in New York State with its own, on-site public school district.  For more information about Blythedale Children’s Hospital, visit
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