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Annual Juvenile Diabetic Candy Exchange Party at Bryn Mawr Hospital Sunday, November 1st

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

(BRYN MAWR, Pa.)—The pediatric nursing staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital will sponsor their annual Juvenile Diabetic Candy Exchange Party on Sunday, November 1st from 4 to 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Clothier Auditorium, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue.

This annual free event gives children and adolescents with diabetes, ages one through 18, the opportunity to enjoy trick or treating with their friends, and then, instead of discarding the candy, exchange it for a gift bag.

This year’s event features Steve Clarke "The amazing Pumpkin Man" who holds the Guinness World Records title of the fastest pumpkin carver. Additionally, there will be entertainment by “Makin Music” and Stacey’s Face Painting, and refreshments will be served.

Juvenile Diabetes, also known as Type 1 diabetes, has its onset during childhood. Children diagnosed with juvenile diabetes are insulin dependent, meaning their bodies lack the hormone that is necessary to convert the food they eat into energy. According to the American Diabetes Association, about one in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents has type 1diabetes.

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About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health. The Hospital has achieved Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Thomson Reuters (now Truven Analytics), The Joint Commission and other healthcare ratings organizations for its high quality patient care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in nine categories: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, bariatrics, neurovascular and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technology such as the da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Bryn Mawr Hospital has collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric inpatient unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified emergency medicine physicians. For more information about Bryn Mawr Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr.

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