News Release

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Contact: Joy Sawyer, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

SERTOMA’S ‘BIG CHILL’ EVENT TO BENEFIT CHKD

HAMPTON ROADS, VA. -- Sertoma By The Bay will host The Big Chill, a dancing and dining event, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Holiday Inn Sunspree, 3900 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Tickets are $50 each and include adult beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and entertainment by Fast Forward. The suggested attire is creative black tie. For ticket information, call Donna Heckman at (757) 328-2984 or Lisa Buchanan at (757) 286-4050. 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 approximately 160,000 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.