Wheeling radiothon to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Second Annual WKKX Cares for Kids Radiothon benefiting West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will hit the airwaves live beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and WKKX will host the radiothon at the Quaker Steak and Lube at the Highlands, broadcasting from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4.

Radio personalities will tell stories about children who have benefited from services provided at WVU outpatient clinics in the Wheeling area and at WVU Children's Hospital in Morgantown. Patients from the Wheeling area are also scheduled to visit the radiothon to share their stories on air. Last year’s radiothon raised more than $30,000 in support of WVU Children’s Hospital.

“Through the radiothon, the community can learn about our patients, their families and what we do at WVU Children’s Hospital to help them,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital, said. “It really brings what we do in Morgantown home to people in the Wheeling area.”

For information about the radiothon, contact the WVU Children's Hospital Development Office at 304-598-4346, ext. 1. The toll free number for donations during the radiothon is 877-719-5437 (KIDS).

WVU Children's Hospital provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children's Hospital, see www.wvukids.com

The Children's Miracle Network is a fundraising program to benefit hospitals providing healthcare for children. Created by the Osmond Foundation in 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network includes 170 hospitals throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For information on Children's Miracle Network, see www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.


For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 10-19-10

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