Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The boy was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon.
A 12-year-old Canonsburg boy was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle on Highfield Avenue. Canonsburg police said the boy was riding a skateboard down the road with other children when he was struck around 6:15 p.m. by a car being driven by Michelle Stacko of Cecil. While police and fire personnel had originally been told the boy was stuck underneath the front of the car, nearby residents had helped free him prior to their arrival. When officers arrived, the boy was lying on the road and bleeding from the mouth. The boy was transported by ambulance to the Canonsburg Middle School, where he was flown to Children's, police said. According to a police report, the boy underwent surgery …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Scott Blasey of The Clarks will be performing locally Dec. 12 to help the McMurray Eat'n Park raise funds for the campaign—and all money raised benefits local children's hospitals.
Sure, the baskets that Eat’n Park stores raffle off for the company’s annual Care for Kids campaign raises thousands of dollars, and then there’s the Tips for Tots event—one where servers donate 100 percent of their tips to the cause. That cause—children’s hospitals across the region—caused one local woman working at the Eat’n Park in McMurray to step up her fundraising game. Angela Weaver, of Canonsburg, said she is spearheading efforts at the location to help it land in the top 10 fundraisers in the corporation this year. That’s why she not only is participating in the Tips for Tots event (scheduled at the McMurray location from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow—Wednesday), but she will also spend time in jail for it. Yes, Weaver said, the …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Special Olympics fundraiser doubles in size, donations.
Though it’s only the second year teams from the Pittsburgh area have braved the cold waters of the Ohio River for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, the event has managed to double in attendance, donations and perhaps even enthusiasm. The water was reported to be 39 degrees, but the sun shone brightly on Heinz Field on Sunday. “You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day,” said Sandra Bradshaw of Bethel Park. Crowds gathered early at the stadium in anticipation of the plunge that began at noon. Of those attending, about 1,300 were on teams that jumped into the Ohio River from the Heinz Field boat launch to raise money for the Special Olympics. By the week of the event, those teams had raised about $250,000. Some estimates immediately after …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Children's Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention Dr. Barbara Gaines provides safety tips for trick-or-treaters on the spookiest night of the year.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Check out these Halloween safety tips from Dr. Barbara Gaines of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Trick-or-treating in the Canon-McMillan area is Monday. As a reminder: Canonsburg's trick-or-treat time will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cecil's will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and North Strabane's will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.