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BIRMINGHAM (Dec. 2, 2011) – Bromberg’s has released the third edition of the commemorative ornament designed by Children’s of Alabama patients. The collection began in 2008, and this year’s piece denotes the 100th anniversary of the state’s only freestanding pediatric hospital.
A portion of the proceeds from this ornament will benefit the Child Life Program at Children’s. This program provides activities and support while nurturing the developmental needs of patients and normalizing the hospital experience. The ball retails for $50 and limited quantities are available.
The ornament can be purchased from either the Mountain Brook (2800 Cahaba Road) or Summit (131 Summit Blvd.) storefront locations or by visiting www.shop.brombergs.com.
Bromberg’s selected holiday artwork created by patients at Children’s to adorn the ornament and more than 30 children participated. Once the artwork was chosen, Bromberg’s sent the images to a premiere glass company in Poland to create the ornaments. Artists finished the project by applying the children’s work onto four separate panels of the ball.
Bromberg’s has been American owned and operated for 175 years, and is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the United States and the oldest business firm in the state of Alabama.
Children's of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the nation. It is home to Alabama's only Level I pediatric trauma center, a leading pediatric hematology/oncology center, the state's only pediatric blood and marrow transplant program and the only pediatric burn center in the southeastern U.S. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions – pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology—are ranked in the Top 50 Children's Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. For more information, visit www.childrensal.org.