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BIRMINGHAM (April 14, 2011) - In celebration of Earth Day, the Children's Hospital of Alabama is hosting "Shred It," an event that offers free paper shredding services to the public. On Friday, April 22, Earth Day, Secure Destruction Service will be offering document destruction in Children's Crown Lot (1600 4th Ave. S.) from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. and at the Children's South Pediatric Outpatient Center (1940 Elmer J. Bissell Road) from noon till 2 p.m.

Those interested in participating may bring up to seven boxes or bags of paper material per family, with a suggested donation to Children's Hospital of $2 per pound. Staples, paper clips and gem clips do not need to be removed, but event organizers request that materials be removed from three-ring binders. Children's will serve as metro Birmingham's only site for this event.

Secure Destruction Service offers onsite and offsite shredding of paper material, as well as incineration of non-paper material such as server tapes, microfilm, uniforms, etc. Locally owned and operated, the company owners are intimately involved with all aspects of operations, including the pickup and destruction our clients' confidential material.

The Children's Hospital of Alabama is the only hospital in the state dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the U.S. One of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation, Children's Hospital is home to Alabama's only Level I pediatric trauma center. Children's campus includes the largest pediatric burn center in the Southeast, one of the largest pediatric outpatient centers in the country and a leading pediatric hematology/oncology center and bone marrow transplant program. Although Children's is the primary site for all pediatric educational programs and patient care activities within the UAB Medical Center, Children's Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital governed by a volunteer board of trustees. Children's will celebrate its centennial anniversary this year.


Contact: Courtney Lucas, 205.212.7379 or