PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
December 14, 2012

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.

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Season of Service

Health Commissioner O’Dowd Will Deliver Toys Donated by Department Staff To Patients in PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick


Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity

As part of the Christie Administration's Season of Service, Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd will deliver toys donated by Department staff to patients in PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick on Monday, December 17 at 2 pm. The Commissioner will also read a children's holiday story, The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats to a group of young patients in the third floor playroom.

PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick

Parking - Plum St parking deck, street or open air lot on corner of Plum and Somerset

When:  Monday, December 17 2-3 pm

How: Ask for Rebecca Mazzarella, media relations manager, Children's Specialized Hospital at front lobby; or call cell: 908-447-8126


Commissioner O'Dowd will join Children's Specialized Hospital President/CEO Amy Mansue in the lobby to deliver the toys and pose for photos.
Children's Specialized Hospital is the largest pediatric rehabilitation health system in the U.S. It serves 20,000 children each year at 10 sites who are affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Its services include physical, speech, and occupational therapy; psychology services; neurodevelopmental physician services; recreational therapy and child life, and support services. www.childrens-specialized.org

Season of Service
Last year, Cabinet members participated in 60 events statewide-- from serving meals on wheels to shut-ins and helping to serve and stock food pantries to stuffing care packages for military service members overseas and holiday letter writing to troops abroad to collecting and delivering coats to homeless shelters.

Last Reviewed: 12/17/2012