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'UK at the Half': Make the Holidays a Little Brighter for the Patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Mark Cornelison | UKphoto
Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

LEXINGTON Ky. (Dec. 13, 2021) — For this "UK at the Half," Jennifer Guilliams, Child and Family Life coordinator at Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH), talks about how you can help make the holidays a little brighter for young patients.

Every year, children have to spend the holidays in the hospital, away from their families and their holiday traditions. Though they have been assured that Santa will still visit them on Christmas Eve, the staff of KCH are asking for toy donations to help make it a happier holiday for the patients.

For more information on how you can donate, visit the KCH donation page.

"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the "UK at the Half" interview, click on the play button above. 

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