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77kids by American Eagle Presents “77kids Holiday Fun Fest” for Patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

WHAT: 77kids by American Eagle will present their “77kids Holiday Fun Fest” for patients and families at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Patients and families will decorate cookies, make a 3-D gingerbread house and enjoy hot chocolate to celebrate the holiday season along with volunteers from 77kids. Volunteers will visit with patients who are unable to leave their rooms to deliver treats. 77kids also will be donating gifts including an iPad2, an Xbox Kinect and a Nintendo 2DS for an ongoing raffle throughout the event and every child will receive a custom drawstring bag filled with goodies.

WHO: 77kids by American Eagle volunteers; Children’s Hospital patients and families

WHEN: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011         

WHERE: Eat’n Park Atrium, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, One Children’s Hospital Dr., 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

WHY: 77kids by American Eagle has been an ongoing partner with Children’s Hospital and supported events in the past year, including “Decorate Your Denim,” in which every patient in the hospital received a free pair of jeans that they got to customize. They also supported the 2010 “Let the Good Times Roll” Mardi Gras event, which included prizes, floats and a parade lead by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.

Note to Media: Media interested in attending should park in the hospital’s main driveway and meet Andrea Kunicky in the lobby to be escorted to the event.

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