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Cheer for Charity Competition Raises Money for Hospital

Funds will help build a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Monday, Mar 19, 2012

Delaware Valley
Jeffrey Martino of Cheer for Charity (CFC) presented a donation to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Monday, March 19, 2012.

Glenn Stryjewski, MD, (L) and Kevin Churchwell, MD, (R) receive donation from CFC Jeffrey Martino.

Jeffrey Martino of Cheer for Charity (CFC) presented a donation to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Monday, March 19, 2012.

More than 200 cheerleading teams from the Mid-Atlantic region competed in the 7th Annual Cheer for Charity event, February 18-19, 2012 at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE. All-star, high school, recreational, Catholic Youth Ministry and special needs teams from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia took part in the competition that raised $35,000 for Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington.

This latest fundraiser was held to continue supporting a $250,000 pledge made by CFC to help the hospital build a new pediatric intensive care unit. In four years, Cheer for Charity has raised more than $125,000. Sponsors of the 2012 competition included Tiffin Mats, Champion Trophies, Insta Signs Plus and ZZ House Design Studio.

Event director Jeffrey Martino of Middletown, DE, praised the contributions of volunteers, sponsors, coaches, spectators and participants for the success of this charitable event, which ultimately benefits many of the region’s sickest children.

Glenn Stryjewski, MD, Director of Pediatric Intensive Care, and Kevin Churchwell, MD, President and CEO for Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children thanked the organizers, participants and attendees for their dedication and support of critically ill children and their families.

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About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.