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Morrow Distributes Toys to Hospitalized Children


December 20, 2011


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.NETS Starting Guard, Anthony Morrow, visited Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Childrens Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) to distribute Christmas toys to hospitalized children and children in the Pediatric Emergency Department, on Wednesday, December 8, 2011.

Morrow said, I believe it is important to give back, this is just a small way for me to say thank you for what people have given to me. This is a special time of year, I just wanted to share the spirit of the holiday with kids who could be hospitalized on Christmas Day or who are hospitalized during December.

Morrow distributed teddy bears, tee shirts, rubber basketball games, hand games and more to more than 50 children. He also visited the Pediatric Emergency Room where he visited with children and parents.

Thanks to Anthony for partnering with The Beth to share the spirit of Christmas with pediatric patients, said Dr. John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, Executive Director of NBIMC & CHoNJ.

The children, some of whom recognized him, were thrilled to be visited by a member of the NJ Nets, said Anne Reilly, Director of Child Life for the CHoNJ. Mr. Morrow bought enough toys for children who will also be hospitalized on Christmas.

In addition to thanking Anthony, the Childrens Hospital also thanked, Gimme That Global, and Anthony Morrow Charities for the contribution of toys this holiday season.

Morrow joined the Nets in 2010 from the Golden State Warriors.

About NBIMC
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is fifth in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Saint Barnabas Health Care System affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com.

About CHoNJ
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Barnabas Health, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-SBHS-123. Join us on Facebook at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and to register for our free on line E-Newsletter click http://www.saintbarnabas.com/hospitals/newark_beth_israel/contact/email-list.html.

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