December 16, 2010

Mayor Daley Celebrates The Holiday Season With Patients And Families At Comer Children's Hospital

Encourages Chicagoans to Help Those in Need
Mayor Daley hands Christmas gifts to children at Comer Children's Hospital for a Holiday event.
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Mayor Richard M. Daley today celebrated the holiday season with patients, their families and staff at The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital and encouraged Chicagoans to help those in need.

“The holiday season presents all of us with an opportunity to renew our commitment to the important work of helping the Chicagoans who need it the most – by donating food, by volunteering time, by supporting organizations that do this work every day of the year,” Daley said in remarks made at the hospital, 5721 S. Maryland Ave. The Mayor said the University of Chicago Medical Center is an institution on which Chicago's families have depended since 1927.

Comer Children’s Hospital provides superior healthcare to children in a compassionate manner, and it “truly embodies the spirit of giving, sharing and caring that is so much on our minds during this holiday season,” he said.
The Mayor said the holiday season is a time for reflection and appreciating all the many blessings we have in life. He urged Chicagoans to show pride in the city and “give something back to it by helping others, especially our young people.”
“Every adult can be a mentor. Everyone can support a local church or community group and help them offer after-school programs. There is so much more to do to keep our children healthy and safe,” Daley said. ”Let’s make this a happy time of year for everyone in Chicago.”
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