11/15/2010

Radiothon to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 12th Annual Q for Kids Radiothon benefiting West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will hit the airwaves live beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and three radio stations will host the radiothon in the cafeteria of Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. The stations are 101.9 FM WVAQ, 93.5 WBTQ and 94.1 FM WQZK. Broadcasts will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17.

Radio personalities will tell stories about children who have benefited from services provided by WVU Children's Hospital. Patients from Morgantown and the surrounding region are also scheduled to visit the radiothon to share their stories on air. Last year’s radiothon raised more than $120,000 in support of WVU Children’s Hospital.

As part of the festivities, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream will be on sale Tuesday (Nov. 16) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“People who haven’t needed our services may know that we’re here, but they may be unaware of the miracles that happen every day at WVU Children’s Hospital,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital, said. “The radiothon helps those people learn about what we do so that if they do ever need us, they’ll know they’re in good hands.”

The toll free number for donations during the radiothon is 877-719-KIDS (5437).

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.
 

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For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
jonesan@wvuh.com
asj: 11-02-10

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