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The Jeff Anderson Children’s Foundation Donates Toys for Pediatric Unit at Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (December 26, 2013)— When Earl and Gail Anderson’s 28-year-old son, Jeff, was killed in a car accident over 12 years ago they started the Jeff Anderson Children’s Foundation to honor their son’s memory. Throughout the year, the Lemont couple collects new toys and delivers them to area hospitals to comfort sick children.  On Dec. 23, Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox was the recipient of toys that the Anderson’s collected from the Lemont schools, local Girl Scout Troops, and the Lemont Lion’s Club.

Photo Caption: Lemont resident Earl Anderson, President of the Jeff Anderson Children’s Foundation, presents Larry Johnson, Vice President of the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital, with several boxes of new toys on December 23 for the hospital’s pediatric patients. Throughout the year, Earl and his wife, Gail, collected these toys that were donated by students from Lemont schools, Girl Scout Troops and the Lemont Lion’s Club.

“We are grateful to the Jeff Anderson Children’s Foundation for their support for our youngest patients,” said Larry Johnson, Vice President of the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital. “The donation of toys will make a difficult stay at the hospital a little easier.”

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

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