University of Maryland Medical Center Kick-Off Event

UMGCC partners with Light One Little Candle for a special event

Baltimore, MD -- The University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center held a family-friendly event in the Stoler Pavilion on March 1, 2011, when it launched Light One Little Candle, a program to provide books to children of cancer patients and caregivers. The program is based on the belief that reading together creates a special bond between parent and child and distracts from the worries of cancer treatment while promoting the lifelong pleasure of reading.

Hospital staff, patients and families gathered for the kick-off event organized by the University of Maryland Department of Social Work and the Greenebaum Cancer Center. Children and grandchildren of patients and staff came dressed as storybook characters and enjoyed arts and crafts activities and refreshments. Books were presented to the children to take home and read with their parents.

Donations of new books are welcome. To donate, choose from University of Maryland Medical Center's wish list on or purchase new books from any bookstore and send them to:

University of Maryland Medical Center
c/o Rebecca Latham,
Associate Director of Social Work
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

For More Information, please contact:

Rebecca Latham
Associate Director of Social Work
Phone: (410) 328-6506