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.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.