Archive for June, 2010

Needed: Your DVDs

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

The pediatric-oncology unit at The Cleveland Clinic has moved twice in the last year, first from its original home in the M Building to the G Building, and now back to a different floor in the M Building. We got a quick tour last Sunday, when we brought our Father’s Day breakfast.

The rooms are bright, fairly spacious and clean, and are equipped with wall-mounted flat-screen TVs with DVD players.

But the nurses have identified a small problem. The patients are asking if there are any DVDs for them to borrow.

So we’re going to help them get a library started (goodbye, Bob the BuilderG-Force, and Shark Tales, along with a bunch of other DVDs that were only gently used). And we’re hoping that you might want to join us, by donating any child- or teen-appropriate DVDs that you no longer want.

Please e-mail us. We’d be happy to collect them from you, and to take them over on our next trip.

Father’s Day Breakfast

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Last month, The Carter Nedley Foundation brought a tasty Mother’s Day breakfast to the families and staff of the pediatric oncology unit at The Cleveland Clinic.

Naturally, then, we had to show the unit the same support for Father’s Day, especially when we had a partner like Panera Bread again willing to help.

So we delivered a second delicious spread of Panera’s bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit, and coffee. But one thing that tastes pretty good, too, is free parking. So instead of a box of homemade truffles, we bought a one-day pass for each family on the unit to park in the Clinic’s garage.

Thanks, again, to Panera Bread at Points East Plaza in Mentor for their most kind donation of the bagels, cream cheese, fruit, and coffee. Thanks to all of you for your continued support of The Carter Nedley Foundation. And our best wishes to the fathers of all children fighting illness — your love keeps your child strong, and truly inspires us all.