01/28/2011

New York trip to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – An upcoming bus trip to New York City will raise money for West Virginia University Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network. The trip is sponsored by Results Radio and Froggy 99 in Parkersburg.

“We are honored to work with such a worthwhile charity. We look forward to taking a fun bunch of folks along to enjoy springtime in the city, while we help those whose children are in great medical need,” Stephanie Sams, organizer of the fundraiser from Results Radio, said.

On Thursday, May 12, two luxury tour buses will depart Parkersburg at midnight for a “Super Red-Eye.” This souped-up tour, created by Arts and Culture Tours in Parkersburg and Belpre, Ohio, includes an overnight stay at the New York Marriott Marquis in the center of Times Square. Each passenger will be contributing $15 of his or her fare to the cause, and the group hopes to raise $1,500.

The tour bus will arrive in Times Square at approximately 9 a.m. The group will have all day to sightsee and shop. The next morning, travelers will have the whole day on their own before meeting back at the hotel to depart at 4 p.m. The bus will arrive back in Parkersburg about 2 a.m. on Sunday.

The bus will make a stop for pickups on Interstate-79 for those from Clarksburg, Fairmont and Morgantown. Exact pickup locations will be determined once passenger locations are confirmed.

Prices are $304 per person with two in a room, $255 per person with three in a room and $225 for four, although the hotel only allows four in a room if one is a minor child. A deposit of $100 is required to reserve a seat. Only 100 seats are available. 

Registration forms and more details are available online at www.tripswithlisa.shutterfly.com and at www.froggy99.net. Information can also be obtained by calling 304-483-1355 or sending an e-mail to lisacollins@suddenlink.net.

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. It is the only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in the state. For information on WVU Children's Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.  

Children's Miracle Network is a fundraising program to benefit hospitals providing healthcare for children. Created by the Osmond Foundation in 1983, 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: 01-28-11

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