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Holiday fun and gifts abound for patients at Lutheran Children’s Hospital thanks to area generosity

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015) – Patients at Lutheran Children’s Hospital benefit year-round from the outpouring of kindness this region demonstrates, especially during the holidays. Each December, there are multiple opportunities to capture the goodwill of the season through the donation of time, talent and treasure. LCH appreciates the one-time visits and the long-term support for its patients from supporters throughout northeastern Indiana and beyond.

Listed below are just a few of the special activities happening prior to Christmas. Media must notify Lizette Downey or Geoff Thomas if interested in covering any LCH visit or activity as consent of patients will need to be coordinated with parents or guardians in advance.

DATE    TIME    ACTIVITY
Dec. 9  10 a.m.  Kendall’s Kindness Kids – several 3rd graders from Kendall Elementary in Marion, Ind., – bringing books, homemade cards and crafts. Children may read to patients.

Dec. 15  10 a.m.  Fort Wayne Corvette Club annual donation

Dec. 16  9:15 a.m.  Fort Wayne Mad Ants toy drive delivery

Dec. 17  3 p.m.  STARBASE, Fort Wayne Air Force Base – to bring math an science activities to complete with patients

Dec. 21  1 p.m.  Josh Gerardot, professional motorcycle racer slows down to deliver gifts

Dec. 22  10:30 a.m.  Kohberg family – two sisters, ages 10 and 13, raise money and bring gifts for pediatric patients. This will be their second delivery this year. 

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