Wheeling radiothon to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Fifth Annual WKKX Cares for Kids Radiothon benefiting West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will hit the airwaves live on Oct. 29.

WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, WVLY (1370 AM) and WKKX (1600 AM) in Wheeling will host the radiothon at Quaker Steak and Lube at the Highlands and will be broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30.

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. In 2012, more than 700 kids from the greater Wheeling area spent at least one night at WVU Children’s Hospital

To date, the radiothon has raised more than $114,000 in support of WVU Children’s Hospital.

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

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at www.CMNHospitals.org and www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.


For more information:
Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
ajk: 10-15-13

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