Wednesday, July 12, 2006
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CHKD, 101.3 2WD Team Up to Cure Kids Cancer, July 25-26
HAMPTON ROADS (Va.) -- Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Entercom Broadcasting’s 101.3 2WD will present the 2nd annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon, live from the hospital’s Cancer Center on Tuesday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 26.
During the radiothon, current and former CHKD cancer patients will tell their stories of hope and triumph to 2WD hosts Jennifer Pulley and Ted Alexander, who will encourage listeners to phone in donations by calling 1-888-780-8811.
Children’s Hospital offers the only dedicated pediatric oncology program in the region, following about 500 childhood cancer patients from across southeastern Virginia, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The childhood cancer treatment team at CHKD includes pediatric oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pediatric oncology nurses, social workers, child life specialists, nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists and educators who can support and inform the entire family. CHKD also offers children with cancer the opportunity to participate in the most current and advanced clinical research trials through the Children’s Oncology Group, a National Cancer Institute-supported cooperative research organization.
The not-for-profit hospital was founded in 1961 and supports more than 162,000 inpatient and outpatient visits each year, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The CHKD Health System also operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout its service area.