Upstate News

June 24, 2001
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Advocates for Upstate Medical University awarded the Anna Williams Oberlander Memorial Achievement Cup

Advocates for Upstate Medical University has received the Anna Williams Oberlander Memorial Achievement Cup for its success in presenting the CNY Design a Dream Doll contest to the the children of Central New York. The Oberlander Cup is given by the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs (SFWC).

The CNY Design a Dream Doll contest, presented last year, allowed Central New York children aged 7 through 12 to design their dream doll and write a biography about the doll. The winning design submitted by Sara Pudney of Syracuse was produced as a limited edition doll by Goetz Dolls and is available for purchase through the University Hospital Gift Shop or by calling 315-464-5606.

More than 500 children participated in the contest and were awarded with a party at the end of the contest. The Advocates worked with schools and community organizations to recruit participation.

This is the second time that the Advocates has received the Oberlander Cup. In 1999, it earned the award for its We Have a Little Emergency car seat and helmet identification program.

Advocates for Upstate Medical University is a volunteer organization whose members support SUNY Upstate Medical University through revenue-generating initiatives and advocate for community health needs.

The Oberlander Cup was presented to Anna Williams Oberlander as the most civic-minded woman in Syracuse in 1932 by the First Baptist Church. Upon her death, the cup was given to the SFWC to be awarded annually to one of its member clubs whose civic contributions have been most deserving of recognition.

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