Monday, June 06, 2005
Contact: Joy Sawyer, CHKD, (757) 668-8566
CHKD’S TELETHON CELEBRATION EARNS A RECORD-BREAKING $3.65 MILLION
NORFOLK, VA. – Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters raised $3,665,622 during its annual Telethon Celebration on Sunday, June 5, breaking last year’s record total of $2.73 million.
The Telethon featured dozens of businesses, organizations and individuals who raised money for CHKD and presented their donations during the 12-hour broadcast, which aired live from the hospital lobby on WVEC-TV13. Former and current patients and their families went on air to share their stories of how the hospital has helped them through illnesses and injuries. The broadcast was hosted by WVEC personalities Regina Mobley, David Alan, Joe Flanagan, Jeff Lawson, Sandra Parker, Vanessa Coria and Kathryn Barrett.
“Once again, we are reminded of just how much this hospital means to the people of Hampton Roads and we are so grateful for the community’s generous support. We thank everyone who hosted a fund-raiser this year, called in a donation or shared their story with the viewing audience on Telethon day,” said Beth Duke, CHKD’s senior vice president for community relations. “The money raised during Telethon and throughout the year will enable Children’s Hospital to continue to provide the best medical care possible to children of all ages.”
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 150,000 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.