MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Children’s, the state’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, has partnered with WVRC Media to host the Cares for Kids Radiothon on Sept. 7 and 8 to raise funds to benefit patients and families in need of life-changing care.
“We rely on the generosity of donors to help support WVU Medicine Children’s, the state’s largest group of primary care and specialty care providers dedicated to the care of children and women,” Amy L. Bush, B.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., C.N.O.R., WVU Medicine Children’s chief administrative officer, said. “The stories you’ll hear during the Radiothon represent the real impact our hospital has on the region and highlights the importance of donations staying local to support children in our community.”
The Radiothon will be broadcast live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day from the Hostetler Family Resource Center, located on the 10th floor of the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. Radio personalities will tell inspiring stories about patients who have benefited from services provided by WVU Medicine Children’s. Past patients, along with their families and healthcare providers, are scheduled to visit the Radiothon at locations throughout the state to share their experiences on air.
“Our entire team of local broadcasters is looking forward to creating a tremendous event for the benefit of WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital,” WVRC Media President and CEO George Pelletier said. “Every year, thousands of children from the counties WVRC Media serves are treated at the various locations at which providers from WVU Medicine Children’s treat patients. Those kids are our neighbors and our future, and we welcome the opportunity to help.”
WVRC Media’s 33 radio stations will raise funds for WVU Medicine Children’s during the Radiothon. The markets include Morgantown, Clarksburg, Elkins, Charleston, Beckley, Summersville, and Martinsburg in West Virginia, and Cumberland, Maryland. In addition, WVRC Media’s MetroNews Network will join in promoting the event.
The WVU Foundation, the non-profit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University, is leading the fundraising effort.
More information about how to support WVU Medicine Children’s during the Radiothon will be available prior to the event. For more information on WVU Medicine Children’s, visit WVUKids.com.