News Release

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

Online Auction June 5 – 13 to Benefit CHKD

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—A very special benefit – CHKD’s 2nd Annual Online Auction – will be held June 5 – 13 and offers bidders an opportunity to get great deals on an exciting variety of goods, services and entertainment packages. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the unique pediatric programs and services of the hospital. More than 100 items are up for bid ranging from diamond rings, to art, to jet skis to an exotic, antique automobile. Also available are dining, travel and leisure and entertainment packages. All of the items have been donated by area residents and businesses and may be viewed beginning May 31 at www.chkd.org/kdauction. The site also contains registration and bidding information. The auction will start at 7 a.m., June 5, and end at noon on June 13. Categories of items available for bid include: travel & leisure; dining; entertainment; sporting goods; memorabilia; jewelry; home & garden; art; toys and miscellaneous. 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.