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Anthem LemonAid Stands Go Virtual to Benefit CHKD


2020-07-15

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – The Anthem LemonAid annual fundraiser arrives with a twist this summer, but the most important ingredient will stay the same: Helping CHKD kids with cancer.

This year, for the safety of everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Anthem LemonAid event will go VIRTUAL to continue our annual effort to raise money for kids with cancer throughout Hampton Roads. 

The Anthem LemonAid event will take place July 17 through August 15. We invite Hampton Roads area families, businesses, and community organizations to join us online by visiting AnthemLemonAid.com to register. 

The King’s Daughters, the founding organization of Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for this critical campaign to raise awareness and funds for the fight against childhood cancer at CHKD.

New this year, Anthem LemonAid will include four interactive challenges that you can participate in with family, friends, colleagues, and more. Register online to host a virtual fundraising page, and choose to participate in one or more of our challenges. Share your fundraising page as well as photos and videos from your challenges with friends and family, and encourage them to “Squeeze the Day” as we put the squeeze on childhood cancer.

To date, Anthem LemonAid has raised more than $1 million to help kids fight cancer in Hampton Roads. Just last year, 688 LemonAid stands raised more than $95,000 for CHKD’s cancer program,  so we hope supporters will take up this virtual challenge to continue to help kids fight cancer.

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About CHKD’s cancer program

CHKD follows 500 local childhood cancer patients, ranging in age from newborns to survivors in their mid 20s. Nearly 70 new cases are diagnosed each year. The CHKD team of pediatric oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pediatric oncology nurses, and nurse practitioners provide the nation’s most up-to-date treatments through CHKD’s participation in the world’s largest cancer research consortium. Learn more at CHKD’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

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About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. trades as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, and its service area is all of Virginia except for the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and the area east of State Route 123. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/anthemBCBS and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield.

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About The King’s Daughters
The King's Daughters, founding organization of CHKD, promotes superior pediatric wellness through dedicated volunteerism in partnership with the CHKD Health System. Membership is open to anyone who has a desire to support CHKD and uphold the mission of The King's Daughters. The Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters established the hospital in 1961. The King’s Daughters continues to raise funds and awareness for CHKD with over 40 Circles and 900 volunteers. More information is available at KingsDaughters.org.

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About CHKD

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. Learn more at CHKD.org.