LA story idea for Tues 3/11/14

STORY OPPORTUNITY: COLLEGE STUDENTS COLLECT MORE THAN 1,000 TEDDY BEARS AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO CHEER UP HOSPITALIZED KIDS. GREAT VISUALS! TUESDAY 3/11/14 @ 10AM IN LOS ANGELES 

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CONTACT: JOE COCKRELL or joePRguy@gmail.com
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DETAILS: The halls at American Career College are filled with teddy bears. Students and faculty at all five Southern California campuses of organized the third annual drive to collect new teddy bears and children’s books for kids who are suffering from serious illness or injury. The teddy bears and books will be donated to local hospitals in LA and Orange Counties, starting with White Memorial Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Los Angeles. The drive is part of student community service at ACC, which focuses on health care and nursing education.

WHEN/WHERE: ACC students and faculty will deliver teddy bears and books to White Memorial Medical Center on TUESDAY, MARCH 11 at 10:00AM, 1720 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles. Visuals abound: students will fill an ACC bus with teddy bears, which will be unloaded at the hospital. Interviews available with ACC president, student organizers, faculty participants, and representative from the hospital.

About American Career College
Founded over 35 years ago, American Career College (ACC) has grown to meet the demand for highly skilled health care employees across a broad spectrum of disciplines. ACC offers a total of 10 unique health care training programs at 5 locations in California. ACC also offers a no-cost GED Preparation Program designed to help members of the communities served by the school achieve their goals in life. For more information visit americancareercollege.edu.

About White Memorial Medical Center
White Memorial Medical Center has been a part of the community for generations and keeping the community healthy has been the mission of hospital since it was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1913. The hospital is a thriving part of the neighborhood, presenting health fairs and other community services throughout the year. For more information, visit www.whitememorial.com.

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