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Mobile, Ala. (April 20, 2005)
Contact: Bob Lowry, (251) 415-1358
USA Children's & Women's Hospital

Food World And Senior Bowl Continue Support For
USA Children's & Women's Hospital



USA Children's & Women's Hospital assistant hospital administrator Veronica Gonner received the latest gift from the Senior Bowl Charity Run from Bruno's vice president and general manager Scott North and Senior Bowl president and chief executive officer Steve Hale.


MOBILE - USA Children's & Women's Hospital has received the third year of a five-year $250,000 pledge from Food World and the Senior Bowl to fund the recent renovation of the hospital's lobby. The support is from proceeds generated by the 17th annual Food World Senior Bowl Charity Run last November.

"Since 1995, USA Children's & Women's Hospital has been the primary beneficiary of the Senior Bowl's charitable giving," said Dr. Joseph F. Busta Jr., vice president for development and alumni relations at USA. "On behalf of the patients and staff of USA Children's & Women's Hospital, we want to thank the Senior Bowl and Food World for their generous support." To date, the Senior Bowl has donated more than $435,000 to USA Children's & Women's Hospital.

USA Children's & Women's Hospital is one of less than ten freestanding hospitals in the country providing care exclusively to children and women, according to Dr. Becky DeVillier, USA Children's & Women's Hospital administrator. "Our hospital offers technology unmatched in this region, and our staff is highly trained and dedicated to providing the absolute best care for children and women. Food World and Senior Bowl are important partners in our efforts."

"The Food World Senior Bowl charitable partnership presents an opportunity for our company to fulfill the responsibility of returning something to our communities in a way greater than ever before," said Bruno's vice president and general manager Scott North.

"The success we continue to enjoy with the Charity Run, combined with the Senior Bowl's goals of charitable giving that we share with Food World, enables us to positively affect thousands of individuals who are served and impacted by USA Children's & Women's Hospital," said Senior Bowl president Steve Hale.

USA Children's & Women's Hospital, part of the USA Health System, has the area's only Level III neonatal intensive care unit - offering the most advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns - along with the area's only pediatric intensive care unit for critically ill and injured children, the USS Hope cancer and sickle cell treatment center for children, and specialized high-risk OB/GYN care.

For more information on supporting USA Children's & Women's Hospital, call(251) 415-1636 or visit
www.southalabama.edu/usacwh/ and click on "Make A Gift."

 
 
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