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DOTHAN – Two Dothan area restaurants are pledging their support for the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center of Alabama as part of National Heart Month.
KBC (151 N. Foster Street, Dothan, AL 36303) will donate 10 percent of profits from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Texas Roadhouse (3730 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303) will donate 10 percent of profits from 3-10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
Each year the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center of Alabama provides cardiac care to 12,000 patients. Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects about 40,000 births per year in the United States, or about one percent of all births. CHD kills more children each year than all the cancers combined and is the top killer of children born with developmental abnormalities. Survival of infants with CHD and other congenital defects depends on how severe the defect is, when it is diagnosed and how it is treated. Children with CHD are about 50 percent more likely to receive special education services compared to children without birth defects.
About the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
Children’s cardiovascular services are located on the fourth floor of the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. It is often referred to as a “heart hospital within a hospital” because it represents a five-decade tradition of superior clinical care and research dedicated solely to children. The medical division focuses on making the patient and the family at the center of care. This single platform of care includes surgeons, intensivists, cardiologists and many others, including nurses, social workers, child life specialists, counselors, nutritionists, occupational and physical therapists, and chaplains. More information is available at www.childrensal.org/heart.
About Children's of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.