Thanks to FMPS’ Adopt-a-School Program, St. Mary’s Hospital adopted Lincoln Elementary. St. Mary’s has helped Lincoln by providing volunteers and opportunities to educate kids about health and health careers. St. Mary’s has also started new traditions such as an annual Fun-Run for fourth graders, and a “teddy bear hospital” to teach younger kids about hospital stays and surgery. The partnership also worked together to assemble 59 Thanksgiving baskets, which were donated to needy families of Lincoln students. As a gesture of community spirit, students brought a basket home, accompanied by St. Mary’s and Lincoln staff, and Thanksgiving cheer!