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BIRMINGHAM (January 18, 2012) – Ill and injured children throughout the state can now receive gift boxes filled with age-appropriate reading material, toys and games delivered to their hospital room at Children’s of Alabama through a new partnership with Cheeriodicals, LLC. 

Cheeriodicals is a national, online gift company specializing in “big green boxes of cheer”. The original idea was to create a magazine-oriented gift that would be an alternative to the traditional flowers and cookie gifts for hospital patients. The concept has since evolved to include gifts for a wide variety of occasions.

As a result of the partnership between Cheeriodicals and Children’s of Alabama, the company has designed gift boxes specifically for both boy and girl teens and children. These gift boxes contain everything needed to both distract and encourage patients at Alabama’s only free-standing pediatric hospital.

Prices start at $44.99 and for each Cheeriodical box purchased online at, using the promo code “CHILDRENSOFAL,” $3 will be donated to Children’s of Alabama.

Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. 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—were recently ranked in the Top 50 Children’s Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. Children’s is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet-designated hospital for its excellence of nursing care. The hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. For more information, visit, or