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Friday, December 6, 2013

LOMA LINDA: Christmas Wonderland set for children with cancer

Press-EnterpriseThe Loma Linda Drayson Center, at 25040 Stewart St., Loma Linda, will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California’s 32nd annual Christmas Celebration presented by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

The celebration is for children with cancer and their families, who are registered with Childhood Cancer Foundation, on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. It is provided by the Foundation with the desire to provide families who are battling cancer the opportunity to enjoy the holidays in a safe environment.

More than 450 children and their parents have pre-registered. As the children arrive they will be surrounded with craft tables and activities to choose from. Christmas music will fill the gym with holiday cheer. Families will enjoy pizza that will be donated from Domino’s Pizza in Redlands and other goodies while listening to an interactive music program.

Christmas musical entertainment will be provided by the Mariachi Trompetas de Mexico at 2 p.m. One of the most important guests of the party, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus accompanied by their elves, will arrive at 3 p.m. to visit with each child. Each child will receive a wrapped gift from Santa and have a family photo taken with Santa.

Event sponsors include: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation, The Gas Company, Women of the Moose – Big Bear #0359 and the Drayson Center. CCFSC with the help of over 200 volunteers will provide a fun-filled, stress-free day for all children with cancer and their siblings.

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