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Sunrise Rotary Donates Coloring Books and Playstation to Pediatric Unit

Pictured left to right: Jennifer Stefferson, R.N.; Thomas Boatwright, past president, Rotary Sunrise; Angela Rennalls-Atkinson, M.B.S., M.S.R.N., chief operating officer; Eunice Gumbs, R.N., clinical care coordinator;  Emily Eloi-Henderson, R.N., assistant head nurse for pediatrics; Elizabeth Harris, interim chief executive officer, RLSMC; Janice Lake, C.A.N.; and a little visitor to the Pediatric Unit..Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise is taking a step toward limiting the spread of serious childhood illnesses like H1N1 by educating children, the most vulnerable to such diseases, on the importance of proper hand washing.

On Monday, Feb. 8, two members of the Sunrise Rotary Club acted on behalf of the entire Sunrise Rotary Club when they presented Eunice Gumbs, clinical care coordinator of the Maternal Child Health Unit at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, with 120 sets of coloring books and crayons, a Sony Playstation and several games. The Playstation will be permanently housed in the waiting area of the pediatric unit so that children and their visitors can enjoy some playtime. The coloring books teach children the importance of washing their hands.
“The best way to stop the spread of disease is to wash your hands,” stated Jeni Smith, current Sunrise Rotary president, “The importance of hand washing is not always emphasized and is too often not fully associated with the prevention of disease. The Sunrise Rotary Club members hope that the messages contained within the coloring books will be taken home and shared with other family members.”
The gifts from the Sunrise Rotary are part of the club’s efforts to give back to the community.
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