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19th Annual Radiothon Raises More Than $240,000 for CHKD

Elizabeth Earley: Elizabeth.Earley@CHKD.org or (757) 668-9049
2020-11-24

NORFOLK, Va. –  94.9 The Point’s annual Radiothon raised more than $240,000 for CHKD during a three-day campaign, the first in 19 years to be broadcast during a pandemic.

Rather than the usual live broadcast from CHKD’s lobby, The Point’s morning show hosts Mike Powers and Woo Woo aired inspirational interviews with patients and CHKD professionals from the radio station’s Virginia Beach studio to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure to the children and others.

Since its beginning 19 years ago, 94.9 The Point Radiothon has raised more than $5 million to purchase equipment, fund research, support patient care programs, and expand our mental health program.


Many thanks to this year’s Radiothon sponsors: Stihl, Langley Federal Credit Union, GEICO Cares, Southern Virginia Ford Dealers, Kroger, Cavalier Ford Greenbrier, The CHAS Foundation, and Precision Measurements.

The community’s outpouring of support of CHKD through the Radiothon is a testament to your trust in our team of doctors, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, and many others dedicated to providing the best care to children of all ages.

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CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers, and satellite offices throughout its service region. In 2019, CHKD broke ground on a 60-bed, 14-story mental health hospital and outpatient center on its campus to address the mental health crisis facing our youth. The new tower being built on CHKD’s campus in Norfolk is scheduled to open in 2022. Learn more at CHKD.org.