Leaders from Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), were presented with a generous $25,000 donation from employees at Amazon’s Hazle Township Fulfillment Center on Thursday. The gift is an extension of a pediatric cancer awareness campaign Amazon commemorated earlier this year.
Hazle Township Amazon Employees Donate $25,000 to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
Donation will support pediatric oncology program
For a week in September, which marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Amazon encouraged employees to wear gold attire and pajamas to work to honor children battling the disease and help raise awareness. More than 70,000 Amazon workers participated. Sites with the highest engagement were awarded grants to support pediatric cancer organizations of their choice. Employees at Amazon’s Hazle Township Fulfillment Center were among those at 21 sites awarded funds, and they chose to support the pediatric oncology program at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.
“This donation will help support children who are bravely fighting cancer and the many doctors, nurses and hospital staff at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital who work so diligently to support them in their battle,” said Alyssa Walters, General Manager at Amazon’s Hazle Township Fulfillment Center.
Anne Baum, President of the Children’s Hospital, said the donation will be used to support treatments and services provided in the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center.
“For decades, LVHN’s pediatric oncology program has been dedicated to caring for children affected by cancer and their loved ones, providing advanced treatments, innovative clinical trials and a wide range of supportive services,” says Baum. “Our efforts to care for these families would not be possible without the support of our community members, and we are so grateful for the hard work, kindness and support of the dedicated staff at Amazon’s Hazle Township Fulfillment Center.”
Each year, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital cares for many children who have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Children and their families receive comprehensive care and support starting at diagnosis and continuing through treatment and beyond.