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Cigna Donates Over 1,000 Knitted Baby Caps to Magee

WHAT: Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC will receive more than 1,000 handmade caps for the babies who are born there, including those treated in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A team from Cigna knitted and crocheted the caps as part of a March of Dimes campaign and will present them to families of babies born at Magee.

WHY: Nearly 11,000 babies are born at Magee each year and its NICU cares for ill and premature newborns. Head coverings are known to help the sick and premature babies maintain body heat, which is essential to their development.
Cigna is a national sponsor of March of Dimes, an organization that helps fight preterm birth. A group of dedicated individuals at Cigna have made and distributed more than 6,000 caps to NICUs nationwide.


• Jennifer Kloesz, M.D., medical director of Magee’s NICU
• Christina Stasiuk, M.D., Cigna regional medical director
• Benjamin Chaffee, March for Babies Director, West Penn Division March of Dimes
• Cigna’s knitting team
• Parents and babies from Magee

WHEN: 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015

WHERE: Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, 300 Halket St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213

Note to Media: To cover event, please meet media relations team member in the lobby at 10:45 a.m. to be escorted to location.

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