WVU Hospitals to hold 18-hour United Way fund-raiser Thursday and Friday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For 18 hours beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, West Virginia University Hospitals will hold its annual Unite-a-thon, a fund-raiser for the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties.

The tailgate-themed event will be held in the first-floor lobbies of Ruby Memorial Hospital and will run until 2 a.m. Friday.

The Unite-a-thon provides employees and community members the opportunity to make a donation. There are two ways to contribute: with money and personal care items.
Among the items being collected are toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, soap, lotions, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, lotion, laundry supplies, dishwashing liquid, paper towels, baby food and diapers. The United Way will distribute these items to local service agencies.

This year’s Unite-a-thon will also feature games, raffles, food and much more.

Starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, purchase a hotdog or pepperoni roll meal for $2 to $3. Sweet treats will be available. Friends of WVU Hospitals will hold a bake sale starting at 10 a.m., and Cold Stone Creamery will sell ice cream for $3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free popcorn will be served throughout the event.

WVU Hospitals’ United Way campaign goal is $117,000.



For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
SO: 09-21-09

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