Hendrick Hudson Library Donates Books to Children’s Cancer Support Program at HVHC

Jul 24, 2013

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Three women posing for a photo holding books

Hendrick Hudson Library came to the rescue this week, donating hard to find children's books for kids coping with a family member who has cancer.

The Hospital has received hundreds of children’s books since it appealed for donations back in March for its new Kid 2 Kid Cancer Support program, but very few were related to cancer. The program – run by Gilda’s Club of Westchester and offered at the hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center on the third Thursday of each month – provides support for children 5-12 with loved ones who are diagnosed with cancer.

"We are very moved by this donation," said Anne Campbell Maxwell, Director of Oncology Services at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. "These books were specially purchased for us and the children’s librarian, Terri Jersey, went above and beyond researching titles that were particularly relevant. They are lovely books."

For more information on cancer support programs offered by Gilda’s Club at HVHC, call call Miranda Dold, LCSW at 914-644-8844.