Nemours

I have a cold. So I went looking for information about why. And ended up at this helpful (and simple) Chilling Out with Colds page. It’s part of the KidsHealth website.

KidsHealth is a project of Nemours, which is charitable foundation created in 1935 by Alfred I. duPont and funded by the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust.

The organization is called Nemours “after the French town his great-great-grandfather, Pierre Samuel duPont, represented in the court of Louis XVI” and its mission is:

…to provide leadership, institutions, and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available, with one high standard of quality and distinction regardless of the recipients financial status.

All of which seems about as laudable as can be.

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oliver on April 7, 2007 - 05:26

It falls a little short of the equal opportunity declaration that institutions have to append to everything in this Aquarian Age, which seems to aspire to serious sweep. I suspect sweep in 1935 might have required some statement about religion not being an issue either.

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