Parkview hosts annual Red Dress donation event
(Pueblo, CO) – The annual Red Dress donation event at Parkview Medical Center brought new clothes for new babies and needy kids this year.
Every year, Kim Redmond gathers red clothing and donates them to children in Parkview’s Kidsville pediatric unit and at the hospital nursery in honor of her niece, AmyLynne Sharp.
AmyLynn was a 7-year-old Idaho girl who died of cancer in 2010.
One of her favorite traditions was wearing a red dress for Christmas and her family has carried on her memory by collecting red clothing for children in hospitals during the holidays.
Donations weren't limited to dresses. Redmond collects red blankets and red vests and the clothing runs from newborn to sizes for teenagers.
In addition to honoring AmyLynne’s favorite color, her family also likes to say that RED stands for remember every day.
Parkview staff and the Mobile Nurses provided some of the donated clothing that was distributed to children throughout the hospital. Two pair of twins were born around the time of the donations and both were given red caps in honor of AmyLynne.