Charleston radiothon to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Fifth WQBE and Electric 102 Care for Kids Radiothon benefiting West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will hit the airwaves live on April 10.

WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, WQBE (97.5 FM), and Electric 102 (102.7 FM) will host the radiothon at Kroger in Dunbar and will be broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 10 and 11.

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 2013, families from the greater Charleston area turned to WVU Children’s more than 14,000 times and found hope and healing.

To date, the radiothon has raised close to $260,000 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 877-719-5437 (KIDS).

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.

Attention reporters and editors: If you plan on covering the radiothon, please contact Angela Jones-Knopf at 304-293-7087 in advance.


For more information:
Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
ajk: 04-07-14

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