11/19/2013

Morgantown radiothon to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 15th Annual Q for Kids Radiothon benefitting West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will hit the airwaves live on Thursday, Nov. 21.

WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, WVAQ (101.9 FM), WQZK (94.1 FM) and WBTQ (93.5 FM) will host the radiothon in the cafeteria of WVU Healthcare’s Ruby Memorial Hospital and will be broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22.

Radio personalities will tell stories about children who have benefited from services provided by WVU Children’s Hospital. Patients are also scheduled to visit the radiothon to share their stories on air. To date, the radiothon has raised $1.25 million in support of WVU Children’s Hospital.

In 2012, more than 8,000 kids spent at least one night at WVU Children’s Hospital. Children received treatment in Ruby Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department nearly 7,800 times and underwent more than 3,900 surgeries. In total, families turned to WVU Children’s Hospital more than 132,000 times and found hope and healing.

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-KIDS (5437).

WVU Children’s Hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship 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-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
knopfa@wvuhealthcare.com
ajk: 10-22-13

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