WVU Medicine Children’s Radiothon

The 20th Annual Lacy Neff Q for Kids Radiothon benefitting WVU Medicine Children’s will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in conjunction with the second annual WVU Day of Giving.

The WVU Foundation, the non-profit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University, is leading the 24-hour online fundraising effort as an easy way for University supporters to contribute to its initiatives, including WVU Medicine Children’s.

WVU Medicine Children’s, Children’s Miracle Network, WVAQ (101.9 FM), WQZK (94.1 FM), and SKY 106.5 FM will host the radiothon in the WVU Medicine Children’s Hostetler Family Resource Center, located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. The radiothon will be broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Radio personalities will tell stories about children who have benefited from services provided by WVU Medicine Children’s. Patients and staff are scheduled to visit the radiothon to share their stories on air.

The radiothon will include challenge hours, which will unlock additional funding for the hospital from Toothman Ford. The challenges, which have the potential to provide up to $20,000 for WVU Medicine Children’s, include:

  • 8-9 a.m. – If 10 people donate at least $50 each by 9 a.m., they will unlock a $2,000 donation.
  • 9-10 a.m. – If 15 people commit to giving at least $15 per month for the next year or make a one-time gift of $180, they will unlock a $2,500 donation.
  • Noon-1 p.m. – If 20 people make a one-time donation of at least $50, they will unlock a $3,500 donation.
  • 3-4 p.m. – If five people commit to giving at least $15 per month for the next year or make a one-time gift of $180, they will unlock a $2,000 donation.
  • 5-6 p.m. – If 20 people commit to giving at least $15 per month for the next year or make a one-time gift of $180, they will unlock a $10,000 donation.

The toll-free number for donations during the radiothon is 833-279-8505. Donations can also be made by texting “KIDS” to 35651 or by visiting the the Day of Giving website at http://dayofgiving.wvu.edu/wvukids. For information about the radiothon, contact the WVU Medicine Children’s Development Office at 304-598-4346.

Radio stations in Beckley and Parkersburg will also be raising funds for WVU Medicine Children’s on Nov. 14. They include My 105.9 WTNJ, 103 CIR, Channel 93.5 The Buzz, and WWNR (620 AM and 101.1 FM) in Beckley and Froggy 99 and Z106 in Parkersburg.

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