Wednesday, September 19, 2012

1st day as a Candy Striper!


Well, yesterday was my first day as a Candy striper, and it was AMAZING!! (A candy striper is a junior volunteer at a hospital)  I got to wheel patients out to their cars, deliver medical records to different stations, and take wheelchairs to GI, OB, and everywhere that  the nurses needed one. I also delivered newspapers to the patients' rooms.  I really enjoyed helping the patients and I can't wait for next time!

Interesting facts:

  • The first Candy Stripers were high-school girls in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1944. 
  • They sewed uniforms  from cloth  provided by their teacher - a red-and-white-striped fabric known as "candy stripe". That's how Candy Stripers got their name!
  • Candy Stripers is now an international program, and anyone- retirees, high-schoolers, and middle aged people, -can participate.

1 comment:

  1. That sounded like so much fun!

    By the way, you got awarded: http://readerofcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/09/artsy-award.html
    Check it out if you would like!
    ~Jenny

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