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By Joan Colby
With the holidays approaching very quickly we'd like to help ...

Teddy Bears for Hospitalized Children

Many children have to be in hospital over the holidays, and don’t get to wake up and run to open presents, like most other children. Instead they feel sick, have to endure painful medical treatments, and don’t get to be home with their families.

For over 25 years, the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA), a 501(c)(3), has been providing teddy bears to seriously ill children that are hospitalized. These teddy bears are something they can hold on to, they provide comfort and can be a vital tool the doctor can use to explain procedures and treatments so that they are not so scary for the child.

How Can You Help?

We desperately need 4,000 bears this holiday season to meet the needs this year! Every $7 donation brings us one teddy bear closer to that goal.

Watch our video and look at our photo gallery to see some of the children getting our teddy bears!

READ MORE AND CONTRIBUTE


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ILLINOIS RACING BOARD

On September 25, 2012, the Illinois Racing Board approved the following racing schedule for 2013.

THOROUGHBRED

 

 

 

Live 

Race 

Programs 

Total

Host

Programs

 

ARLINGTON PARK

89 179

Dark "host" period: January 1st through January 26th – No live racing

Live racing May 1st through June 30th - racing 4 days per week, Wednesdays,

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark on May 1st. Racing live May 27th.

Live racing July 1st through September 30th - racing 4 days per week,

Thursdays through Sundays. Racing live September 2nd.

HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE

101 186

Dark "host" period: January 27th through February 14th – No live racing

Live racing February 15th through February 28th, Fridays,

Saturdays and Sundays.

Live racing March 1st through April 30th - racing 4 days per week on

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark on March 31st.

(Total spring programs – 40)

October 1st through December 31st - racing 5 days per week, Wednesdays

through Sundays. Dark on October 2nd and 3rd, November 28th

and December 25th.

(Total fall programs – 61)

TOTAL UPSTATE THOROUGHBRED

 

190 365
 

FAIRMOUNT PARK

69 N/A

March 26th through April 30th – racing Tuesdays and Fridays.

May 1st through August 24th – racing Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

August 25th through September 20th – racing Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

TOTAL THOROUGHBRED

259 365

 

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Sid Fernando

Alan Cohan

Sharyn Cole

 

 

Theodore Roosevelt Association
Teddy Bear Gift Program
To a sick child hospitalized for serious medical comfort and a new best friend. For more than 20 years, the Theodore Roosevelt Association has been delivering Teddy Bears to these youngsters. Your kindness can help us bring more Teddy Bears and more smiles to more kids across America
 

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