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Q&A with Jan Kirby, RN

Navigating Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) multiple specialists, locations and services can be a big job for families who are already dealing with children with multiple medical needs. To make this process as easy as possible, the hospital employs two patient advocates to help families access care and respond to questions and concerns. Read More >>

Foundation Funds Artwork for New Mental Health Facility

The Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital Foundation recently approved a $100,000 grant to purchase artwork for the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC), which will open in the fall of 2017. Read More >>

Rite Aid Supports Children’s Health and Wellness

In the last five years alone, local Rite Aid pharmacies have raised $209,303 for Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Read More >>

A Passion for Volunteering

Melissa Early has been recruiting family members and co-workers to volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) since 2014 when she and some SunTrust employees assisted with a birthday party for residents of CHoR’s Transitional Care Unit. Read More >>

Virginia Treatment Center for Children Enters Final Year of Construction

Construction continues on a new pediatric behavioral health center to replace the 54-year-old Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) facility located on VCU Medical Center’s downtown campus. Read More >>

Q&A with Robin Foster, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Last spring, Robin Foster, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, Child Protection Team, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), participated in the review of the hospital’s Pediatric Trauma Program by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to remain the only ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Virginia. Read More >>

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation Continues Support

During the last fiscal year, Children's Hospital Foundation received $167,447 from the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. Read More >>

Using their Head

The Kiwanis Club of Richmond partnered with Children’s Hospital Foundation this spring to sponsor its annual helmet safety campaign as part of Bicycle Safety Month. Read More >>

Stirring Up a Cure

CMN Hospitals’ signature summer event, Anthem LemonAid, was held July 15-17 and raised $105,449 from more than 700 lemonade stands. Read More >>

Paying it Forward

Last year, Bruce Wiegan, owner of BNW Builders, walked into the Jersey Mike’s Staples Mill location, and donated $1,000 to the Day of Giving campaign. Read More >>

Supporting Kids One Sub at a Time

“It’s a giving culture,” said Robby Waldrop, owner of 11 local Jersey Mike’s stores, of the national company’s focus on community support. “If you care about people, it comes back to you.” Read More >>

Two Decades and Still Kicking

Twenty years after selecting Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) as the event beneficiary, the Dong’s Martial Arts Tournament raised $38,456, the most funds collected in a year, for CHF. Read More >>

Foundation Elects New Chairman

The Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Coleman Wortham III was elected as its Chairman effective July 12, 2016. Read More >>

Leaving a Legacy: Henry Pollard Cobb

In June, Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF) received a $1.2 million bequest from the estate of Henry Pollard Cobb of Mechanicsville, Va. Read More >>

Reeling in a Big One for Kids

One Saturday morning each spring, James and Linda Vick awaken before dawn for the Bass Fishing Classic to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation. Event co-chairs since 2011, the Vicks have helped raise a total of $10,921, including $3,119 this year. Read More >>

Dancing the Night Away

Patients and families from the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at CHoR enjoyed dressing up for an evening of fun at the Oncology Prom in June. Read More >>

Spare Coins Make Change

The 2015-16 school year marked the best year for Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Change for Children campaign with more than $29,000 collected from 56 area schools. Read More >>

Tee Time

Seventy-five junior and 20 adult golfers hit the links on May 14 during the Children Fore Children golf tournament. Held at the First Tee of Chesterfield, the 14th annual event was sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), the Virginia Cancer Institute and Williams Mullen and included the most golfers in the event’s history. Read More >>

When the Circus Comes to Town

As part of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s stop in Richmond this spring, the Greatest Show on Earth brought part of its Circus Xtreme show to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Brook Road campus, provided tickets for 100 CHoR guests to attend opening night, and made a $10,000 donation to support CHoR's ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Read More >>

Q&A with Seth Corey, MD, MPH

Seth Corey, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, joined Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) in October 2015 as the inaugural Children's Hospital Foundation Endowed Chair, which is funded with a $500,000 grant from the Foundation. Read More >>

Foundation Grant Supports Center for Craniofacial Care

In 2012, Children’s Hospital Foundation pledged $658,623 over five years to support the Center for Craniofacial Care at CHoR. Read More >>

Supporting Children One Balloon at a Time

Twenty-one years ago, Marc Cibellis and Joanie Robertson began supporting Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals through Costco’s annual Miracle Balloon Campaign. Since 1988, the company’s 653 locations have raised more than $225 million through the springtime campaign where members make donations for paper balloons that are displayed throughout the stores. Read More >>

Putting on their Dancing Shoes

Every March for the last six years, Richmond-area celebrities and professional dancers from Rigby’s Jig put on their dancing shoes to perform before a live audience and panel of celebrity judges. As part of the Dancing with the Richmond Stars event, teams compete for Richmond’s own mirror ball while raising funds for Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Middle School Club Supports Change for Children

When Melissa Ingram’s daughter, Molly, was seven months old, she had surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Molly is now an active kindergartener, but Melissa hasn’t forgotten the assistance her entire family received while Molly was a patient. Read More >>

Q&A with Clifton C. Lee, MD, FAAP, SFHM

During fiscal years 2012-2014, Children’s Hospital Foundation paid $380,111 to support Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Hospital Medicine program. The Foundation renewed its support with a two-year, $367,210 pledge to fund the Hospital Medicine Fellowship program, which started in July 2015. Read More >>

Mustaches 4 Kids Supports CHF

The annual Mustaches 4 Kids (M4K) Richmond event raised $32,500 for Children’s Hospital Foundation last fall. Read More >>

Stepping Up Their Game

Students at Tomahawk Creek Middle School raised more than $1,600 for the Foundation's Change for Children campaign. Read More >>

Home Sales Help Kids

Last year, Stephanie Brown joined 55 other local RE/MAX associates to support Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Read More >>

Caring for the Community

Twice a month Jill Cruz drives from her home near Williamsburg to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Brook Road Campus to volunteer in the Sunshine Gift Shop and, depending on the day, visit with residents on the hospital’s Transitional Care Unit. Read More >>

Football Rivalry Raises Funds for Foundation

On Dec. 19, 90 of the area’s top high school football players took the field at Randolph-Macon College’s Day Field for an all-star game in a north of the river versus south of the river format. Read More >>

Kicking for Good

Master Cho's Olympic Taekwondo raised $643 for Children's Hospital Foundation through a kicking contest at the studio's Halloween party. Read More >>

Gaming for Good

Jillian Ryan’s Extra Life team, the Chrono Hearts, gave over a dozen damaged Guitar Hero controllers new life through its creative fundraiser last fall. Controllers were distributed to area tattoo artists who used paint and inspiration from their favorite video games to create works of art. Read More >>

Kappa Deltas Tour Hospital

More than 350 Kappa Delta Sorority collegians and alumnae visited CHoR's Brook Road campus campus for morning tours and cheered on the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club in the afternoon as they delivered teddy bears to patients in the hospital. Read More >>

Bikers Bring Bears for Kids

The 33rd Annual Teddy Bear Run, organized by the Blue Knights VA III, ended at the Brook Road Campus of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) on Saturday, Nov. 7. Read More >>

Heart of a Champion Helps Heart Center

The 52nd Anniversary Children's Hospital Foundation Ball, presented by Davenport & Company LLC, took place on Nov. 6 and raised $235,000 for Children's Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Q&A with John J. Collins, MD

Earlier this year, Children’s Hospital Foundation approved a $583,031 grant to fund physician recruitment and retention in the Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). John J. Collins, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, CHoR, joined the hospital in January and is working to expand neurosurgery’s services and collaboration with other CHoR specialists. Read More >>

Senior Board Presents Check

Senior Board members presented a check for $54,000 to Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF), in November. Read More >>

NASCAR Goes 4 the Goal

Richmond-area NASCAR fans wore gold this fall in honor of Jeff Gordon’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and his long-time support of pediatric cancer programs. Read More >>

Forty Years of Foolishness

Forty years ago, a group of Aireco employees and their friends got together for a golf outing and collected money throughout the day for refreshments. At the end of the outing, the group had money left over and decided to donate it to Children’s Hospital. Read More >>

A Day at the Beach

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from The Pediatric Connection, 12 patients from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU) traveled to Virginia Beach on Sept. 3. Accompanied by hospital staff and family members, the children enjoyed a day filled with sunshine, sand and waves. Read More >>

Calling All Kids

The 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon was broadcast on iHeartMedia stations Mix 98.1, Q94, and WRVA 1140 on December 2 and 3. Read More >>

In Loving Memory of Charles Francis Myers

The estate of Charles Francis Myers has left more than $500,000 to Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund construction of the Hematology and Oncology Clinic in Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s new pavilion, which will open in March 2016. Read More >>

Happy Trails

Champion Saddlery in Doswell hosted its annual Trail Ride to benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals on Saturday, Oct. 17. Read More >>

Local Brew Benefits Kids

As part of Virginia Craft Beer Month, local brewery Garden Grove Brewing Company created a special beer to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF). Read More >>

NEW Children's Pavilion to Open This Spring

When Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) new Children’s Pavilion opens in March, children and families will have access to pediatric specialists, lab testing and outpatient surgical procedures in the largest, most advanced outpatient facility for children in the region. Read More >>

Traveling with Love

As part of the company’s nationwide 2015 Miracle Balloon campaign, two Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores locations in Central Virginia raised $17,785, a 59 percent increase over last year, for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Read More >>

Kohl’s Supports Employee Volunteer Efforts

Associates from Kohl’s Department Stores’ five Richmond-area locations volunteered at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Brook Road Campus on Aug. 28 to assemble 13,000 dental kits for the 2015-2016 Kohl’s Dental Outreach Campaign with Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Partners Join Annual Gift Presentation

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ contributing partners presented a check for $1,016,524 to representatives from CMN Hospitals and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in August. Read More >>

Heartbeat: An Update from the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center

Diane Winchester, a member of the Junior Board of Children's Hospital Foundation, was named as a Community Representative on the Steering Committee for the Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center this fall. The steering committee meets bi-monthly to discuss the development of the new program. In conjunction with her role on the committee, Diane was invited to observe a surgery in September. Read More >>

Anthem LemonAid Stands Support Local Kids with Cancer

Families, businesses, community organizations, and others set up 764 lemonade stands around Central Virginia one hot weekend in July and raised over $100,000 during the annual Anthem LemonAid fundraiser. Read More >>

Heart Center Assembles Diverse Team

In December 2014, Children’s Hospital Foundation announced a $28 million pledge to establish the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). In order to coordinate the many elements of clinical care necessary for the Heart Center, the hospital organized an operations team that meets weekly to discuss new patients, logistics, recruitment, and other action items. Read More >>

Q&A with Michael S. Schechter, MD, MPH

Last year, Children’s Hospital Foundation approved a $422,514 grant to fund a Community Asthma Program at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Michael S. Schechter, MD, MPH, Professor and Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, CHoR, is leading the interdisciplinary asthma program, which began treating patients this summer. Read More >>

The Power of Parents

Forty years ago, a group of parents whose children were undergoing cancer treatment at the Medical College of Virginia formed a support group to help their children and families navigate the social and emotional issues associated with pediatric cancer diagnoses. Read More >>

Collecting Change for Children

More than 43 schools participated in the Change for Children campaign during the 2014-15 school year and collectively raised $23,740 for Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Women’s Retailer Makes May a Month for Miracles

For the fifth year, shoppers at Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper made donations and purchased specialty products to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the May is for Miracles campaign sponsored by Chico’s FAS, Inc., the parent company of the four brands. Since 2011, the women’s retailer has raised more than $5 million for CMN Hospitals, including $16,050 for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Read More >>

Hitting a Hole in One for Kids

Nearly 50 junior golfers between the ages of 8 and 17, along with 16 adult golfers, helped support local children by playing in the 13th Annual Children Fore Children Golf Tournament on May 16. Read More >>

Cooking Up Funds for Kids

Two years ago, Alka and Tony Sappal, co-owners of India K’ Raja, hosted a New Year’s Eve party at their popular Indian restaurant in Richmond’s West End. Instead of bringing gifts, they encouraged family and friends to bring donations and collected nearly $200 for Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF). Read More >>

Sixty Years of Smiles

For the last 60 years, members of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond have been delivering gifts and holiday cheer to patients at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) during the annual Kiwanis holiday party. Read More >>

Q&A with Dr. Thomas Yeh

In December 2014, Children's Hospital Foundation announced a $28 million, 10-year pledge to fund the Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Thomas Yeh Jr., MD, PhD, FACS, a senior, board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, was recruited to serve as Director of the Heart Center and Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at CHoR Read More >>

Sharing the Spirit

Seven years ago, five Richmond-area Spirit Halloween stores brought the company’s Spirit of Children program to town, hosting a party for patients at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and collecting $11,000 for the hospital’s Child Life Program. Over the years, the program, which “helps make hospital stays less scary for kids and their families,” has grown locally and nationwide, raising $22 million for more than 130 hospitals, including $193,325 for CHoR. In 2014, 20 Richmond-area stores nearly doubled their 2013 fundraising efforts with a $71,030 donation, which included $10,881 collected at the company’s Glen Allen location. Read More >>

Physician Named as First Roderick Bell Mathews Endowed Chair

When Children’s Hospital Foundation Board member and former Children’s Hospital Board member Roderick Bell Mathews passed away two years ago, the Foundation established a $1 million permanent endowed chair to support a pediatric gastroenterologist position in his memory. This fall, John E. Fortunato, MD, joined CHoR as the first Roderick Bell Mathews chair. Read More >>

Small Donations Make Big Splash

As a child, Eddie Cox was afraid of the water. Today, nearly six decades later, he works part-time as a YMCA lifeguard and certified swimming instructor and has completed three triathlons, swimming .93 miles each race. In October 2011, Eddie, who also volunteers on the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), began making $25 donations to Children’s Hospital Foundation in honor of those swim lesson students who “make a notable effort to improve their swimming skills.” Since that time, his donations have totaled $1,900. Read More >>

Children's Hospital Foundation Pledges $28 Million to Establish Heart Center

Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (CHoR) on Tuesday announced an unprecedented $28 million gift from Children's Hospital Foundation, the single largest gift to pediatric health care in VCU's history and one that will establish a pediatric cardiac surgery program in Richmond. Read More >>

Q&A with Alexis Aplasca, MD

In 2013, Children’s Hospital Foundation pledged $342,445 over three years to fund a child psychiatry and pediatrics collaboration initiative at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Alexis Aplasca, MD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was recruited as a medical leader who would design and implement consultative liaison strategies. Read More >>

Long-Term Care Unit Celebrates Anniversary

The Carolyn Bennett Arnold Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) celebrated its 15th anniversary this summer. Read More >>

Q&A with Timothy E. Bunchman, MD

In June, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Division of Nephrology in the 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. We caught up with Timothy E. Bunchman, MD, Professor and Chief, CHoR’s Division of Nephrology, to ask about the progress the division has made over the last year. Read More >>

Children's Hospital Foundation Research Fund Awards Eight Grants

Beginning this year, Children’s Hospital Foundation funded a two-year $100,000 grant to improve the research competitiveness of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU faculty. Read More >>

sweetFrog Brings Sweet Smiles

From their first visit to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in 2011, employees from sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt® knew they had found a new community partner. Read More >>

ASK Supports Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Positions

Since last fall, ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation has donated more than $176,000 to Children’s Hospital Foundation toward its pledge of $208,898 in support of the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Read More >>

Local Company Remains Committed to Supporting Children

When American Family Fitness began supporting Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) 17 years ago, the Richmond-based health club had four locations and 25,000 members. Since that time, as its membership and locations have grown, so too has its commitment to the Foundation, giving more than $423,408 to fund Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Dental Program, Recreation Therapy Program, Community Therapy Centers, camp scholarships and multiple Transitional Care Unit (TCU) activities including the annual beach trip for children who reside on the hospital’s long-term care unit. Read More >>

Restaurants Feature Special Menu Items for Fundraiser

EAT Restaurant Partners, a group of five Richmond-based restaurants owned by Chris Tsui, held a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Foundation in June and raised $1,748. Read More >>

Remembering His Legacy

The Ralph Ownby, Jr., M.D. Memorial Fund has been established as a named endowment fund at Children's Hospital Foundation. The fund is given in loving memory of Dr. Ownby by his grandchildren, Willard P. "Will" Milby IV and Margaret E.G. "Meg" Milby. Dr. Ownby was the Jesse Ball du Pont Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia (now VCU Health System) and appointed as the first medical director at Crippled Children's Hospital, now Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, in 1971 where he served until his retirement in 1994. Read More >>

Kappa Deltas Make Annual Trek to Hospital

Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF) hosted the annual Kappa Delta Tour Day on Nov. 2 with more than 400 Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae in attendance. Bonnie Warren, Chairman, Kappa Delta Foundation, also attended the event and presented a $25,000 donation to CHF in honor of the sorority's 116th anniversary. Read More >>

Golfing to Make a Difference

For Steve Gohn, this year's Micro Tour golf tournament had special meaning for his family. The 11th annual charity tournament, held Oct. 5 at The Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent, raised more than $20,000 for Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF), which supports programs at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) where Steve's 4-year-old grandson, Carter Jackson, is a Children's Feeding Program patient. Read More >>

Annual Support from Kohl's Tops $1 Million

Representatives from Kohl's Department Stores presented Children's Hospital Foundation with a $65,337 donation to fund the Kohl's Dental Outreach Program during the 2013-2014 school year. The check presentation was made during the Foundation's Fire Prevention and Dental Health Day in October. Read More >>

Serving Up Funds

Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF) was the beneficiary of May's Color Me Caring event at the two Richmond and one Williamsburg area Baker's Crust locations, receiving $3,066 from direct donations and special menu item orders. Read More >>

Patient and Family Show Support during Annual Walk/Run

Myra McGirt can't say enough good things about the care her son, Aaron, receives as a resident of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU's (CHoR) Transitional Care Unit. When she and her family had the opportunity to support the hospital by participating in Children's Hospital Foundation's Four Mile Walk/Run presented by American Family Fitness on Sept. 21, they invited friends to join them for the four-mile event. Read More >>

Hospital Volunteers Receive State Recognition

In recognition of their years of service at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Walt and Debbie were named Volunteers of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association as part of the organization's annual D.A. "Woody" Brown Community Involvement Awards. They received the award during a ceremony at the Hotel Roanoke in September. Read More >>

Hospital Patient Raises Funds for Foundation

In 2011, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) patient Tyler Graves and his parents, Bill and Jeannette, organized a charity golf tournament to help give back to the organizations that helped him through a difficult time. One year earlier, Tyler had been diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. Read More >>

Advancing Children's Health Every Day

Since Children's Hospital joined with VCU Medical Center to form Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) in 2010, the health system has been advancing children's health every day. From providing 24/7 care in the new pediatric emergency room to managing childhood obesity; from training future doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and therapists to making new discoveries in the lab that improve understanding of childhood diseases—Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is bringing health and healing to children in Richmond and beyond. Read More >>

Heart Transplant Patient Celebrates Life

Jeni Boyce Simonitis was only 8 years old when she had a heart transplant at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Twenty years later, Jeni organized an event to celebrate life and benefit other children cared for at CHoR. Following is a letter Jeni sent Children's Hospital Foundation following her Dec. 14 celebration, which raised $2,001 for the Foundation. Read More >>

Ball Brings Out the Kid in Everyone

On Nov. 2, the Country Club of Virginia was transformed into scenes of childhood delight as part of the 49th annual Children's Hospital Foundation Ball. The event, which raised $246,000, was organized by the 50 members of the Foundation's Junior Board who worked in committees to handle everything from sponsorships and ticket sales to decorations and publicity. Read More >>

Mustaches Make Money for Kids

Since 2010, Mustaches for Kids Richmond has raised $28,000 for Children's Hospital Foundation. M4K Richmond organizers attended the Foundation's Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 15 to present a check for $17,500. Read More >>

Bringing the Halloween Spirit to Patients

The Spirit of Children program, which began in 2006, has grown over the years to bring the Halloween spirit to patients and has raised a total of $10 million for more than 200 hospitals nationwide. Read More >>

Jingle All the Way

Through coin collections and a school-wide event at the end of the school's two-week Change for Children program, Springfield Park Elementary School students, led by Student Council Association (SCA) representatives, have raised more than $4,700 in nine years. Read More >>

Sister of Former Patient Remembers Hospital in Will

Upon her passing in 2012, Mrs. Kathryn K. Walker left a bequest of $500,000 to Children's Hospital Foundation. Mrs. Walker's brother, Herbert Arnold Kirby, was a patient at the original Children's Hospital on Brook Road in the 1920s where he received surgery for an improperly healed broken arm. Read More >>

For the Kids

Verna Hanmer left a $148,297 gift for Children's Hospital Foundation following her death in June 2011. Read More >>

Pittsburgh Fans Cheer on Steel City Teams, Help Foundation

Every fall since the early 1990s, a group of Pittsburgh sports fans living in Richmond have gathered to watch Steelers games and raise money for Children's Hospital Foundation. Through individual donations and raffles, members of the Steel City Connection have collected approximately $2,000 a year and will surpass the $50,000 donation mark this year. Read More >>

Soccer Tournament Raises Funds for Kids

While most teenagers lounged at the pool or visited the mall last summer, 14-year-old Krishna Ravindra was registering players, designing brackets and soliciting in-kind donations for a soccer tournament that raised $1,600 for Children's Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Kappa Delta Sorority Celebrates 115th Anniversary

Children's Hospital Foundation hosted the annual Kappa Delta Tour Day on November 3 with 200 Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae in attendance. Read More >>

Up All Night

In October, 36-year-old Keith Shifflett played video games for 24 hours as part of CMN Hospitals' Extra Life Gaming Marathon. Read More >>

Healthy Lifestyles Center Focuses on Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Nine years after embarking on a multi-disciplinary clinical research effort to combat the problem of childhood obesity, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is expanding its efforts to promote healthy lifestyles through the establishment of the Healthy Lifestyles Center. Read More >>

Race Focuses on Family Fun

Children's Hospital Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual walk/run event by unveiling a new event logo and reformatted race course, including an obstacle course for children. Read More >>

Kohl's Dental Outreach Campaign Expands Online

Now entering its sixth year, the Kohl's Dental Outreach Program with Children's Hospital Foundation has expanded to include a comprehensive program website,, that features dental health games for children and resources for parents and teachers. Read More >>

Remembering the Children

Children's Hospital Foundation receives a $74,000 bequest in memory of a former patient, Mary Teresa "Terry" May Clark. Read More >>

Endowed Chair Established in Memory of Former Board Member

Children's Hospital Foundation and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) have established a $1 million endowed chair in memory of Roderick Bell Mathews, a long-time friend of Children's Hospital who served on the Board of Directors of the Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the original Crippled Children's Hospital for many years. Read More >>

Partner Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Children

This year, Walmart and Sam's Club celebrated 25 years of supporting CMN Hospitals with total donations of more than $600 million raised nationwide by store associates, customers and members. Read More >>

Teenager Advocates for Hospital

Sixteen-year-old Caroline traveled with representatives from Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU to Washington D.C. for the eighth annual Children's Hospital Association Family Advocacy Day. Read More >>

Hyundai Brings Hope on Wheels

For a third year, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) was the recipient of Hyundai's generosity when the company brought its Hope on Wheels event to town on July 10 to present a $75,000 grant for cancer research to one of CHoR's pediatric oncologists. Read More >>

Celebrating Two Years of Advancing Children’s Health

This summer, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) celebrated its "second birthday," marking the two-year anniversary of Children's Hospital joining with VCU Children's Medical Center to create the new organization. Read More >>

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