News Release

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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

Wave Goodbye to Kids Cancer

92.9 The Wave Radiothon to Benefit CHKD, March 6-7

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. -- Radio station 92.9 The WAVE will broadcast a two-day radiothon to benefit the childhood cancer program at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6-7. The event will feature Dick Lamb and Morning Wave co-hosts Paul Richardson and Jennifer Roberts, along with Jim Long, Paul McCoy and Mike Allen. They will broadcast live from the hospital’s lobby, interviewing current and former cancer patients who will tell their stories of hope and healing. Listeners can make donations during the radiothon by calling (757) 668-9000.

Wave Goodbye to Kids Cancer

Children’s Hospital offers the only dedicated pediatric oncology program in the region. CHKD follows more than 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, oncology nurses, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists and educators who support and inform the entire family. CHKD also offers patients 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.

CHKD was founded in 1961 and supports more than 160,000 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.