10/01/2008

Beckley radio station teams up with WVU Children’s Hospital to help West Virginia kids

Morgantown, W.Va.  -- The most gripping radio in West Virginia will be on 103 WCIR-FM this week when one of Beckley’s top-rated radio stations airs the third annual radiothon for West Virginia University Children’s Hospital.

The WCIR Cares for Kids Radiothon will broadcast live from Hometown Hyundai in Beckley beginning Wednesday (Oct. 1) through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Most of the station's on-air personalities are scheduled to take part in the broadcast.

“The station's enthusiasm for the event and the partnership are tremendous,” says Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital. "We're thrilled with the response we've received from WCIR with this opportunity to help West Virginia’s kids."

WCIR joins more than 350 stations nationwide that raise funds through the Children's Miracle Network Radiothon program, internationally sponsored by Foresters, a financial services organization with offices throughout North America.

Each year more than 7,000 children are admitted to WVU Children’s Hospital in Morgantown.  The children come from every county in West Virginia as well as the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.  Last year, almost 200 children from the Beckley area were admitted to WVU Children’s Hospital. 

The radiothon will feature WVU Children’s Hospital doctors, nurses and staff as well as current and former patients and their families from the Beckley area. 

WVU Children’s Hospital is the only Children's Miracle Network-affiliated hospital in West Virginia, so all funds raised will benefit WVU Children’s Hospital.

 For more information about WVU Children’s Hospital visit www.wvukids.com.

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08-186
For more information:
Lora Edgell, WVU Children’s Hospital 304-598-4346
edgelll@wvuh.com
le: 9-30-08

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