News Release

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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

24th Annual Telethon Celebration to Benefit CHKD, to Air June 3 on WVEC-TV13

HAMPTON ROADS, VA -- The 24th Annual Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters' Telethon Celebration, the region's single largest fund-raiser for a children's cause, will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 3, on WVEC-TV Channel 13. WVEC’s David Alan, LaSalle Blanks, Joe Flanagan, Regina Mobley, Craig Moeller and Janet Roach will host the program.

The local Telethon Celebration will air live from 2 to 7 p.m., following the national Children’s Miracle Network production. The hosts will interview patients and their families about their stories of perseverance and hope in overcoming illness and trauma. In addition to the action in the hospital’s lobby, WVEC medical editor Kathryn Barrett will do live reports from the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and transitional care unit. The broadcast will also feature representatives from local businesses and organizations who will present their gifts from fund-raisers held throughout the year.

All proceeds from the Telethon Celebration 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. Telethon Celebration pledges can be made on June 3 by calling (757) 668-9000 or 1-866-580-5437 or by logging on to www.chkd.org.