11/15/2006

WVAQ for Kids Radiothon Raises More Than $150,000 for WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - The 2006 WVAQ for Kids Radiothon, held November 8 -10 at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital, raised more than $150,000 for the patients. WVAQ radio personalities Eric McGuire, Lacy Neff, Meghan Durst, Kevin Connelly and Edge led the 24-hour broadcast. Donors throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland called in to pledge their support.

“The radiothon holds a special place in my heart,” said Neff. “I look forward to it every year and am always amazed by the outcome.”

During the broadcast, held in the hospital cafeteria, patients, their parents, doctors and nurses from Children’s Hospital stopped by and went on the air to tell their stories. The event was carried live on WVAQ via webcast, giving listeners an opportunity to see what their favorite DJs look like.

Numerous area businesses participated in the annual event by collecting change, lending their time to man the phone banks, or donating a portion of their daily profits. 

“This is an outstanding event,” said WVU Children’s Hospital Director Cheryl Jones. “I am so pleased with the outpouring of support from the community as well as the tireless efforts of the WVAQ staff. We couldn’t do this without them and their listeners!  Their dedication to our patients is to be commended.”

WVU Children’s Hospital, the only Children’s Miracle network hospital in West Virginia, treats more than 7,500 children annually. Physicians and staff provide care in 33 pediatric specialties for patients – from newborns to teenagers – from the state and surrounding region.

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For more information:
Sarah Opel, Children's Hospital, (304)598-4346 x 4
opels@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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