Kyra Citron Brings Holiday Cheer for Children at Local Hospitals

Kyra Citron, 16, of Brielle recently helped bring holiday cheer for patients when she visited the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

She visited the hospitals dressed as Santa’s Helper to help lift spirits and distribute gifts to children spending time in the hospitals during the holiday season.

Citron is director of Kid’s Corner at the Charles Laffite Foundation, a family charity dedicated to supporting organizations in the areas of education, children’s advocacy, medical research and the arts.

PHOTO 1: Kyra Citron, dressed as Santa’s Helper and representing the Charles Lafitte Foundation, delivers good cheer and gifts to patients at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Pictured with Citron are Dr. Frank J. Vozos, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; Suzanne Citron, Co-Founder of the Charles Lafitte Foundation; Dr. Meg Fisher, Medical Director, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, Monmouth Medical Center; Bill Arnold, Chief Operating Officer of Monmouth Medical Center; and Tara Kelly, Vice President, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation.

PHOTO 2: Kyra Citron of the Charles Lafitte Foundation pays a visit to a patient at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center to deliver gifts and spread holiday cheer.

For more information about Kid’s Corner, visit

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: educationchildren’s advocacymedical research & issues, and the arts. The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact. In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations.

For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation visit


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