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Hospital receives $7,500 grant for asthma initiative

New Britain [June 29 2010] - The TD Charitable Foundation has awarded The Hospital of Central Connecticut a $7,500 grant for its New Britain Asthma Initiative (NBAI), which helps children and parents better understand and manage children’s asthma.

The grant will help pay for a variety of Initiative services, including education for participating families; tools parents can use to help manage their child’s asthma; and mentoring to ensure families can recognize asthma symptoms and learn to keep a child’s asthma under control.

“We are extremely grateful for the TD Charitable Foundation’s support,” says NBAI Coordinator Loreen E. Gawel, MPH. “The Foundation’s generous grant will help the NBAI give children with asthma and their families the support they need to manage their asthma appropriately.”

The NBAI is a case management program that is free and open to any child 18 or younger. Only a referral from the child’s primary care physician is required. For program information, call, (860) 224-5900, X4229.

More than 22 million Americans have asthma, a chronic affliction of the airways in the lungs that can cause gasping, coughing or wheezing. Nationwide, about seven million asthma sufferers are under 18.

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 15 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made over $59.5 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The efforts of the Foundation are coordinated locally through TD Bank’s community relations departments and are focused on the areas of affordable housing, education and financial literacy, and the environment.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is one of the 15 largest commercial banks in the United States with $142 billion in assets, and provides customers with a full range of financial products and services at more than 1,000 convenient locations from Maine to Florida. TD Bank, N.A., is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. TD Bank is a trade name of TD Bank, N.A. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Financial Group of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America and one of the few banks in the world rated
by Moody’s. For more information, visit

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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