As we begin 2018, the physicians, PAs, nurses, and staff of Willows Pediatrics would like to say how grateful we are for the support from our families as we gave back to our local community and beyond the past year. September 2017 was Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and families who purchased items at our bake sale helped support the fight against childhood cancer. Thirteen members of the Willows family participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island last October and contributed to breast cancer awareness and research. October 2017 was also when several of our physicians and staff sorted and packed food at the Connecticut Food Bank in Fairfield. Many thanks to our families who donated non-perishable food items during our food drive. 2017 ended with our Toys for Tots drive, part of the annual campaign run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Again, many thanks for the generosity of so many families who donated unopened toys to be given to children whose families were unable to purchase them on their own.