News Release

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Contact: Becky Ceraul, CHKD, (757) 668-8566

ISLAND PARTY TO BENEFIT CHKD

Magnolia Circle of The Norfolk City Union of The King's Daughters is hosting their 5th Annual Island Party on June 5, from 5 to 10 p.m., at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. Tickets for the event are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 668-7098. The party includes live music by Zion Wave, beer, food and fun. All proceeds benefit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk. Magnolia Circle was formed in 1998 when a group of friends fresh out of college decided to support, advocate and raise funds for CHKD. One of 38 Circles which comprise The Norfolk City Union of The King's Daughters, the founding organization of CHKD, Magnolia Circle's mission is to promote superior pediatric wellness through dedicated volunteerism in partnership with CHKD. Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only facility of its kind in Virginia, serving the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit hospital was founded in 1961 and provides care to nearly 130,000 children each year as inpatients and outpatients, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout its service region. The organization also includes a child care center, Center for Pediatric Research, health education initiatives and a multitude of avenues through which our very generous community provides philanthropic support, including numerous Thrift Store locations.