11/29/2007

Cash Bash Raises $11,000 for Young Cancer Patients

The 16th annual Cards of Hope Cash Bash and Auction at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown raised a record $11,000 to benefit young cancer patients at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital.  

Cards of Hope are holiday greeting cards designed by current and former cancer patients at WVU Children’s Hospital and their siblings.  The cards were designed at an annual summer party sponsored by U.S. Cellular.  All of the original card designs were auctioned off during the Cash Bash in November. 

A record four hundred tickets were purchase for this year’s Cash Bash.  The special evening included a buffet dinner, dancing and prize drawings.  The winner of the $2,000 grand prize was Edward Martinez of Oakland, Maryland.

Money collected from Cash Bash ticket sales and proceeds from this year’s Card or Hope sales benefit the Pediatric Cancer Care and Research Fund— a joint project of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and WVU Hospitals.  The fund helps WVU Children’s Hospital provide state-of-the-art medical care, as well as psychological and social support for both patients and their families.

The children who designed the cards chosen for the 2007 U.S. Cellular Cards of Hope collection are:

Brogan Raddish, 11, of Fairmont
Savannah Stalnaker, 11, and Isiah Dean,4, of Buckhannon
Kayla Jarvis, 13, of Cowen
Ashley Koon, 14, and Glendon Koon, 9, of Morgantown
Autumn Moore, 16, of Parsons
Matt Dewitt, 17, of Shinnston
Carlie Geiser, 18, of Elkins
Kylie Clark, 15, of Martins Ferry, Ohio

To view this year’s Cards of Hope and to see pictures of the artists, visit www.cardsofhope.com.  Cards of Hope holiday greeting cards are available for $15 per pack by calling (304) 293-3711.

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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center, (304) 293-4599
sstoneking@rcb.hsc.edu
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