News Release

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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

Online Auction June 4 – 13 to Benefit CHKD

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – A very special benefit – CHKD’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held June 4-13 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 in the categories of: travel & leisure; dining; entertainment; sporting goods; memorabilia; jewelry; home & garden; estate; health & beauty; toys and miscellaneous. Some “highlights” include:
  • Millionaire for a Month. Top bidder wins the interest off $1,000,000 (rate to be set June 7, and estimated to be @ $2,600), as well as a gift certificate to dine in some of Hampton Roads’ finest restaurants.
  • Hampton Roads Top 10 Dining Package, inspired by Hampton Roads Magazine’s Platinum Plates Edition.
  • Women’s Shoes for a Year. One pair each month for 12 months from A. Dodson’s in Suffolk.
All of the items have been donated by area residents and businesses and may be viewed at www.chkd.org/kdauction. The bidding will start at 7 a.m., June 4, and end at 2 p.m. on June 13. 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 162,000 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.