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University Medical Center at Princeton Receives Holiday Gift of Handmade Blankets and Caps

Dec 7, 2011

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Helaine Lobman, left, and her mother, Marcia Lobman, founders of Bob's Blankie Brigade, display one of the handmade blankets recently donated to University Medical Center at Princeton.

University Medical Center at Princeton Receives Holiday Gift of Handmade Blankets and Caps

The volunteers of Bob’s Blankie Brigade celebrated Thanksgiving 2011 with a distribution of 68 blankets and 115 caps to University Medical Center at Princeton for patients in the Special Care Nursery, Outpatient Pediatric Clinic, Outpatient Infusion Room and Radiation Oncology Unit.

“We are so grateful to Bob’s Blankie Brigade for the time and craftsmanship they’ve put into these items,” said Paula Linhares, Director of Annual Giving at Princeton HealthCare System Foundation. “It is important to our patients to have something lovely and warm, especially at this time of year.”

Marcia Lobman, founder of Bob’s Blankie Brigade, said, “No one can doubt the kindness and generosity of spirit our volunteer knitters, crocheters and quilters exhibit through their beautiful handiwork and continuing donations.”

About Bob’s Blankie Brigade
Bob’s Blankie Brigade is 501(c)(3) non-profit devoted to providing love, comfort and new beginnings through handmade blankies and related items to people who are seriously ill or in need and opportunities for big-hearted crafters. Headquartered in Princeton and Boynton Beach, Fla. with volunteers in California, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida, Bob’s Blankie Brigade was established in 2008 to provide a warm and loving touch to children and adults in need. In 2011, Bob’s Blankie Brigade donated over 300 blankets and 200 caps. For more information, visit www.bobsblankiebrigade.org.

About University Medical Center at Princeton
A unit of Princeton HealthCare System, UMCP has been recognized by The Joint Commission as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures in the United States. Established in 1919, UMCP is a University Hospital Affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a Clinical Research Affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. In July 2009, UMCP entered into a partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to enhance pediatric services available at the hospital through pediatric emergency consultation, inpatient pediatric care, and neonatal care. Princeton HealthCare System is building a state-of-the-art replacement hospital - named University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro - that is scheduled to open in May 2012. For more information, visit www.newhospitalproject.org.