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Union to collect children's books for 'Project: Cameron’s Story'

Union hockey will have its second annual "Project: Cameron’s Story" at this weekend's games against Yale and Brown at Messa Rink.

Fans are asked to bring new children's books to the games. It's a local initiative that supports the bonding of parents with their premature babies through the use of children's literature and storytelling in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at Albany Medical Center, St. Peter's Hospital and Crouse Medical Center.

The mission of Project: Cameron's Story is to place a brand new, quality, children’s book in the hands of every parent of a premature baby upon admission at each of the local hospitals.

Union assistant coach Jason Tapp and his wife, ABC10 anchor Nicol Lally, are involved in the project. Both of their daughters, Ella (who is now 3 years old) and Avery (eight months old), spent time in the Albany Med NICU.

Lally will be collecting the books as fans enter Messa.

Project: Cameron's Story is named for the late Cameron Jace Quartiers of Glens Falls. According to the website, he was born Feb. 16, 2009, 16 weeks premature. Cameron fought bravely before passing away Oct. 20, 2009.

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