Proceeds from grand opening go to the Kennedy Birthing Center

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:00

WARWICK—On Monday, Oct. 17, Rick and Maura Peddle, owners of the new baby boutique BiNK, at 22 Railroad Ave. in Warwick, presented a check for $750 to St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Kennedy Birthing Center. The money will be used to purchase a new linen cart for the birthing center. A week before the grand opening in September, BiNK sold raffle tickets for a Maclaren stroller and accessories valued at $400, as well as prizes from Lara Blair, Plain Jane, Baby Bjorn and J.J. Cole. The entire proceeds from the raffle, plus a percentage of sales during the celebration, were earmarked for the birthing center. At the Kennedy Birthing Center, approximately 550 babies are born each year, which combines modern technology with a comfortable, family-oriented atmosphere. With single birthing suites, the center was built to cater to family needs, providing homelike surroundings for a more natural labor, delivery and recovery, all in one location. The center also provides a C-section suite, a nursery, and several gynecological rooms. “We are grateful to Rick and Maura Peddle for this generous donation,” said Leah Cerkvenik, executive vice president and administrator of St. Anthony Community Hospital, Mount Alverno Center and Schervier Pavilion. “This is another fine example of the generosity of and support we receive from our business community.” For more information, visit