News Release

Monday, June 05, 2006

Contact: Joy Vann, (757) 668-8566, joy.vann@chkd.org

CHKD's Telethon Celebration Earns a Record-Breaking $3.76 Million

NORFOLK, VA. – Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters raised $3,765,208 during its annual Telethon Celebration on Sunday, June 4, breaking last year’s record total of $3.65 million.

The Telethon featured dozens of businesses, organizations and individuals who raised money for CHKD and presented their donations during the five-hour broadcast, which aired live from the hospital lobby on WVEC-TV13. Former and current patients and their families – from a wagon-full of quadruplets to a poised 18-year-old cancer survivor -- went on air to share their stories of how the hospital has helped them through illness and injury. The broadcast was hosted by WVEC personalities David Alan, Kathryn Barrett, Joe Flanagan, Regina Mobley, Craig Moeller, Sandra Parker and Janet Roach.

“Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who contributed to this year’s Telethon, enabling our doctors, nurses and staff to continue providing the finest care possible to the children of our community. We thank everyone who hosted a fund-raiser, 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.

All proceeds from the Telethon benefit CHKD, the area's only hospital dedicated exclusively to children. CHKD provides a comprehensive range of services -- from primary care and immunizations to life-saving critical care -- to the children of southeastern Virginia, northeastern North Carolina and Virginia's Eastern Shore. CHKD is one of the 170 premier hospitals affiliated with Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for affiliated children's hospitals throughout North America.