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On behalf of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital Foundation, we are pleased to announce that our Foundation has pledged $28 million over 10 years to establish the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). This commitment represents the largest gift ever made in support of a program at the hospital.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center will be the only one of its kind in Richmond. The first and most critical step in establishing the program has occurred: Dr. Thomas Yeh, an experienced pediatric congenital cardiac surgeon, has been hired to lead the program. Dr. Yeh comes from Tulane Medical Center and is most capable of realizing our shared vision of developing a Pediatric Heart Center at CHoR, the only full-service children’s hospital in our region.
Our Foundation remains committed to building programs at CHoR and has provided $30 million in cash and pledges over the last four years. With our recent pledge of $28 million, that total is now $58 million. We remain focused on the children and their needs. That is what is most important to us.
As we begin this new project, we hope you will be pleased to know that the support you provide to us is being used to benefit all children, no matter their circumstance in life. Every child deserves the very best care available.
We will provide quarterly updates on our progress in upcoming issues of our Young at Heart magazine.
In the meantime, please know that something very special is now a reality in Richmond and will literally touch the hearts of our community’s sickest children. We are most grateful for your continued support.
Eleanor M. Goode, Chairman
Chris Broughton-Spruill, President
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU announces $28 million gift to develop Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center
Largest gift to pediatric health care in VCU’s history
RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 16, 2014) – 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.
The gift advances pediatric heart care in Central Virginia through the development of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at CHoR.
“This is another example of how VCU is helping to ensure that the children of the Richmond region have access to world-class health care in their own backyard,” said Michael Rao, Ph.D., president of VCU and VCU Health System. “We have committed again and again that we will help the people who need us, including children, and will be the best partner and colleague for our entire region and state to serve young patients and their families.”
“We are a nationally premier research university that is focused on discovering causes and cures across the spectrum of health care that enable our diverse patient population to live longer and better lives. That mission begins with children,” Rao said.
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has made many advancements in children’s health thanks to the unwavering support of Children’s Hospital Foundation. Since 2010, the hospital has hired more than 40 new pediatric specialists, opened a dedicated pediatric emergency room, broken ground on a new psychiatric facility, developed new research initiatives and expanded multiple programs.
“Since the merger of Children’s Hospital and VCU Health System in 2010, Children’s Hospital Foundation has provided over $30 million in cash and pledges to pediatric programs like nephrology, orthopaedic surgery, neonatal medicine, critical care, craniofacial care, gastroenterology—and the list goes on,” said Eleanor Goode, chairman of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “With the announcement of our $28 million pledge, our total level of support now exceeds $58 million.”
John Duval, chief executive officer of MCV Hospitals, VCU Health System, said the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center will be led by Thomas Yeh Jr., M.D., Ph.D., a senior board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon. Duval said Yeh’s nearly 20 years of surgical experience, including thousands of successful pediatric cardiac surgeries, and his impressive training pedigree, are what led to his recruitment.
“With this incredible gift and the recruitment of Dr. Thomas Yeh, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has the ability to stand up a robust heart center to care for any cardiac need a child might have around the clock,” Duval said. “From increased access with same-day appointments to 24/7 coverage of emergent issues, this gift will advance comprehensive cardiac surgical care in our community and prevent families from feeling they must leave Richmond—and their support system—during a critical and stressful time.”
“I’m humbled by the incredible support of Children’s Hospital Foundation,” said Yeh, director of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center and chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. “It is an honor to provide cardiac care to children and families in Central Virginia, and to give back to one of the institutions that was so fundamental to my training. From fetal cardiology to interventional cardiac catheterization and surgery, our team will ensure that children with congenital or acquired heart disease thrive into adulthood.”
Congenital heart defects are the most common types of birth defects, occurring in about one in 100 live births. Each year in Virginia, 800 babies are born with a congenital heart defect. Nearly 400 of these infants require medical care that may include open heart surgery within the first year after birth. These vital surgeries are often performed on fragile hearts no larger than the size of a walnut.
The $28 million gift will fund the people necessary to support the new comprehensive Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center, including the recruitment of Yeh and additional anesthetists, perfusionists, cardiologists, nurses, nurse practitioners and additional specialists for the care of children with congenital and acquired heart disease. VCU Medical Center will supplement the major gift with a $14 million commitment toward equipment and operating expenses.
About Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is Central Virginia’s only comprehensive, full-service hospital dedicated to the care of children. CHoR is ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report and is Virginia’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center. With more than 15 locations across Central Virginia, CHoR provides pediatric inpatient and outpatient services that cover nearly all children’s health-related needs. As part of the VCU Medical Center, CHoR is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve understanding and treatment of childhood diseases. For more, see www.chrichmond.org.
About Children’s Hospital Foundation
Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. The Foundation provides support for the programs and initiatives of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and the tens of thousands of children it serves each year. Children’s Hospital Foundation depends on the support of individuals, businesses and other organizations to help continue their mission of supporting excellence in health care for children.
About VCU and the VCU Medical Center
Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 222 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-seven of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see www.vcu.edu.
The Ralph Ownby, Jr., M.D. Memorial Fund has been established as a named endowment fund at Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. The fund is given in loving memory of Dr. Ownby by his grandchildren, Willard P. â€œWillâ€ Milby IV and Margaret E.G. â€œMegâ€ 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 Childrenâ€™s Hospital, now Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, in 1971 where he served until his retirement in 1994. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™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 sororityâ€™s 116th anniversary. Read More >>
For Steve Gohn, this yearâ€™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 Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation (CHF), which supports programs at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) where Steveâ€™s 4-year-old grandson, Carter Jackson, is a Childrenâ€™s Feeding Program patient. Read More >>
Representatives from Kohlâ€™s Department Stores presented Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation with a $65,337 donation to fund the Kohlâ€™s Dental Outreach Program during the 2013-2014 school year. The check presentation was made during the Foundationâ€™s Fire Prevention and Dental Health Day in October. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation (CHF) was the beneficiary of Mayâ€™s Color Me Caring event at the two Richmond and one Williamsburg area Bakerâ€™s Crust locations, receiving $3,066 from direct donations and special menu item orders. Read More >>
Myra McGirt canâ€™t say enough good things about the care her son, Aaron, receives as a resident of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s (CHoR) Transitional Care Unit. When she and her family had the opportunity to support the hospital by participating in Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundationâ€™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 >>
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 organizationâ€™s annual D.A. â€œWoodyâ€ Brown Community Involvement Awards. They received the award during a ceremony at the Hotel Roanoke in September. Read More >>
In 2011, Childrenâ€™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 >>
Since Childrenâ€™s Hospital joined with VCU Medical Center to form Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) in 2010, the health system has been advancing childrenâ€™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—Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is bringing health and healing to children in Richmond and beyond. Read More >>
Jeni Boyce Simonitis was only 8 years old when she had a heart transplant at Childrenâ€™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 Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation following her Dec. 14 celebration, which raised $2,001 for the Foundation. Read More >>
On Nov. 2, the Country Club of Virginia was transformed into scenes of childhood delight as part of the 49th annual Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation Ball. The event, which raised $246,000, was organized by the 50 members of the Foundationâ€™s Junior Board who worked in committees to handle everything from sponsorships and ticket sales to decorations and publicity. Read More >>
Since 2010, Mustaches for Kids Richmond has raised $28,000 for Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. M4K Richmond organizers attended the Foundationâ€™s Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 15 to present a check for $17,500. Read More >>
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 >>
Through coin collections and a school-wide event at the end of the schoolâ€™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 >>
Upon her passing in 2012, Mrs. Kathryn K. Walker left a bequest of $500,000 to Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Mrs. Walkerâ€™s brother, Herbert Arnold Kirby, was a patient at the original Childrenâ€™s Hospital on Brook Road in the 1920s where he received surgery for an improperly healed broken arm. Read More >>
Verna Hanmer left a $148,297 gift for Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation following her death in June 2011. Read More >>
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 Childrenâ€™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 >>
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 Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation hosted the annual Kappa Delta Tour Day on November 3 with 200 Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae in attendance. Read More >>
In October, 36-year-old Keith Shifflett played video games for 24 hours as part of CMN Hospitalsâ€™ Extra Life Gaming Marathon. Read More >>
Nine years after embarking on a multi-disciplinary clinical research effort to combat the problem of childhood obesity, Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is expanding its efforts to promote healthy lifestyles through the establishment of the Healthy Lifestyles Center. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™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 >>
Now entering its sixth year, the Kohlâ€™s Dental Outreach Program with Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation has expanded to include a comprehensive program website, www.KohlsDental.org, that features dental health games for children and resources for parents and teachers. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation receives a $74,000 bequest in memory of a former patient, Mary Teresa "Terry" May Clark. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation and Childrenâ€™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 Childrenâ€™s Hospital who served on the Board of Directors of the Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the original Crippled Childrenâ€™s Hospital for many years. Read More >>
This year, Walmart and Samâ€™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 >>
Sixteen-year-old Caroline traveled with representatives from Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU to Washington D.C. for the eighth annual Childrenâ€™s Hospital Association Family Advocacy Day. Read More >>
For a third year, Childrenâ€™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 CHoRâ€™s pediatric oncologists. Read More >>
This summer, Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) celebrated its â€œsecond birthday,â€ marking the two-year anniversary of Childrenâ€™s Hospital joining with VCU Childrenâ€™s Medical Center to create the new organization. Read More >>
With the help of family and friends, a party that started as a way to relive the hosts' wedding reception turned into an event that raised more than $8,500 for the Child Life Department at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s (CHoR) MCV Campus. Read More >>
During Jersey Mike's annual Month of Giving campaign, twelve locations in the Richmond area raised $15,000 for Children's Hospital Foundation. Read More >>
In 2012, Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Hospitals will award nearly $50,000 to 18 Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU programs. Read More >>
CMN Hospitals receives $10,000 donation from FIS and Unisys in honor of Virginia Credit Union. Read More >>
On June 9, more than 125 past and current patients of the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU arrived at the hospital for the second annual oncology prom. Read More >>
Funded by a donation from Kohlâ€™s Department Stores, the dental outreach program reached nearly 13,000 Head Start, kindergarten and first grade students during the 2011-2012 school year. Read More >>
More than 60 youth golfers helped raise $13,000 at the 10th anniversary Children Fore Children Golf Tournament. Read More >>
Representatives from Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation and the Richmond Kiwanis Club visited nine elementary schools in May as part of their Adopt-A-School program and Mayâ€™s Bicycle Safety Month. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation wishes to acknowledge with great sadness and gratitude the passing of Roderick Bell Mathews on April 27, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Read More >>
Eight local celebrities added â€œdancerâ€ to their resumes this spring as part of the second annual Dancing with the Richmond Stars event to benefit Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. The event raised $72,000 for Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s (CHoR) Child Protection Team. Read More >>
Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernandez Reyna presented pediatric surgeon David Lanning, M.D., with the country's highest civilian honor for his efforts to separate the girls in a dramatic 22-hour surgery late last year. Read More >>
For the past ten years, St. Bridgetâ€™s students, who sponsor a community service project each month, have participated in Children's Hospital Foundation's Wishing Well coin collection program every February, collecting a total of nearly $7,000. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundationâ€™s 49th annual Ball will take guests through the looking glass, into a royal castle, through a fairy garden and to other imaginative venues as part of this yearâ€™s theme, â€œThrough the Eyes of a Child.â€ Read More >>
Through Wells Fargoâ€™s Greater Virginia volunteer chapter, which includes company locations from Fredericksburg to Virginia Beach, Wells Fargo has provided donations of time and dollars to Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation, including a $5,350 donation this year. Read More >>
Nearly four years ago, LaSertoma International, a non-profit volunteer organization focusing on youth and community needs, person-to-person assistance and scholarship, began partnering with childrenâ€™s hospitals in local communities. As part of that effort, the two LaSertoma clubs in New Kent County began providing volunteers for Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation events. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundationâ€™s 18th Annual Bowl-A-Thon and 5th Annual Battle of the Banks brought together more than 100 competitors to raise $10,800 for the Foundation. Read More >>
More than 400 dancers took the stage on Jan. 28 during the 13th Annual Virginia Dance Festival organized by the Jessica Morgan School of Dance. This yearâ€™s festival, which featured the largest number of performers in its history, raised more than $13,000 for Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>
Last fall, Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation funded the purchase of heart monitoring and imaging equipment that is increasing the ability of Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s (CHoR) Division of Pediatric Cardiology to diagnose, treat, and track continuing care provided to its patients. Read More >>
Members of the Junior Board of Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce that the 48th Annual Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation Ball raised $217,000 for the renovation of the rooftop play deck at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). The Ball was held on November 4 at the Country Club of Virginia and was attended by more than 650 guests. Read More >>
Nearly a year after first meeting conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia, medical specialists at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) successfully separated the girls during a 20-hour procedure at the hospital in November. Born in the Dominican Republic, the sisters were joined at the lower chest and abdomen and shared a liver, small bowel, pancreas and biliary system. Read More >>
More than $6,000 was raised during the 2011 Holiday Wishes Campaign, which supports the Childrenâ€™s Activity Fund at Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>
Nearly 50 legislators and administrative staff attended the ninth annual Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) Legislative Reception on Jan. 12 at the General Assembly building. Read More >>
Nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, who grew up in Mechanicsville, Va., visited children at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s Brook Road Campus during a music therapy session in December. Read More >>
The fourth annual Torch Relay raised $6,249 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Read More >>
Based on research conducted during the year after Childrenâ€™s Hospital and VCU Childrenâ€™s Medical Center joined operations to form Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), the organizationâ€™s new mission, vision and values were introduced to employees, patients and the community this fall. Read More >>
Since 1996, the Dong's Martial Arts Tournament has raised more than $300,000, including $29,183 from the 2011 event, for Children's Hospital Foundation. The 40th anniversary tournament in 2011 included an awards ceremony, video tribute, sword demonstration and participation by 200 black belt judges and more than 300 children. Read More >>
In order to continue offering a full range of pediatric health care services and meeting the needs of children in the community, Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) recently welcomed two pediatric specialists to lead new hospital programs. Read More >>
Plans are currently underway for construction of a new Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s (CHoR) Pavilion to consolidate the majority of CHoRâ€™s pediatric treatment and diagnostic areas currently spread throughout the MCV Campus into one facility. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation (CHF) hosted the annual Kappa Delta Tour Day on Nov. 5, with nearly 300 Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae in attendanceâ€”the largest ever turnout for the event. Read More >>
On Nov. 5, nearly 1,000 riders arrived on motorcycles at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) to deliver teddy bears to patients as part of the 29th Annual Teddy Bear Run. Read More >>
The ninth annual Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run sponsored by American Family Fitness and Richmond Family Magazine Kids Mascot Mile raised $30,000 for Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>
In August, 25 Capital One associates volunteered over two days to prepare dental supply kits for 96 area elementary schools for the Foundationâ€™s Dental Outreach Program. In September, 20 associates supported two shifts during the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon, and in October, 28 associates and family members staffed two water tables during the Foundationâ€™s 5K/10K Walk/Run. Read More >>
In March 2011, Timothy R. Bunchman, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, began rebuilding Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s (CHoR) pediatric nephrology services, which had been without a nephrologist for nearly a year. Read More >>
Representatives from Kohlâ€™s Department Stores presented a check for $92,308 to Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation at the 18th Annual Fire Prevention and Dental Health Day on Oct. 4. The monies will fund this yearâ€™s Kohlâ€™s Dental Outreach Program with Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Read More >>
Thirty-six years ago, Lawrence Holtzlander, a local salesman with Air Conditioning Suppliers, Inc., now Aireco, hosted a golf tournament to benefit Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Over the years, the tournament has grown from 10 to up to 130 players, raising $152,045 since 1985 when records were first kept. But unlike traditional tournaments where golfers strive for the lowest score, the winner of the Foolish Open tournament is the team with the highest score. Read More >>
Fourteen residents of Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond at VCUâ€™s Transitional Care Unit spent a day enjoying the sun, sand and surf at Virginia Beach in September. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Hospitals teamed up with Big Oldies 107.3 and 98.9 Liberty to host the second annual Radiothon, presented by Martinâ€™s, on September 1 and 2. Thanks to the generosity of the community and the help of patients, families, and hospital staff who shared their stories during the live broadcast, the event raised $32,070 in cash and pledges. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR)â€™s Center for Craniofacial Care recently received a $677,250 pledge from Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation to fund the programâ€™s five-year strategic plan. Read More >>
An art exhibition and auction sponsored by Altius Associates, an international private equity firm, benefited Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation this summer. The evening event was held in London on June 9 and attended by nearly 200 guests, including the companyâ€™s 16 Richmond associates. Read More >>
Three years ago the girls in C.E. Curtis Elementary Schoolâ€™s Girls on the Run program ran one lap around their schoolâ€™s bus loop for every dollar students donated to Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundationâ€™s Wishing Well Program. The first year, the girls and their coaches ran 1,380 laps, or a little more than 153 miles, over several days. They ran 112 miles last year and 132 miles this spring, raising a total of $3,540 since 2009. Read More >>
For the 10th year, hundreds of local individuals, families and businesses spent a weekend hosting Anthem LemonAid stands to raise money to fight childhood cancer in Central Virginia. Read More >>
On May 21, children receiving treatment in the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR)â€™s MCV Campus arrived at the hospital in suits and formal gowns. But instead of a daytime visit to the clinic, children and their families arrived for the first Oncology Prom. Read More >>
Supported by four pediatric surgeons, Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmondâ€™s (CHoR) Pediatric Surgery Program â€œprovides state-of-the-art minimally-invasive surgery to children of all ages that only the top-tier childrenâ€™s hospitals provide,â€ said David A. Lanning, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, VCU Department of Surgery, and Surgeon-in-Chief, CHoR. Read More >>
Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmondâ€™s (CHoR) Pediatric Nephrology Program is expanding thanks in part to a three-year pledge from Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation (with $302,000 donated in the first year) and the addition of Timothy R. Bunchman, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Virginia Commonwealth University. Read More >>
For the first time in the eventâ€™s four-year history, Denny Hamlin won his Short Track Showdown on April 28 at Richmond International Raceway. The charity race supports local nonprofits including Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation through the Denny Hamlin Foundation. Read More >>
For the second year, Richmond-area Kohlâ€™s employees spent a morning at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmondâ€™s (CHoR) Brook Road Campus planting flowers and helping to landscape the grounds. Read More >>
The first Dancing with the Richmond Stars event was held on March 18 at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Hosted by the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Hospitals Auxiliary and emceed by NBC12 meteorologist Andrew Freiden, the sold-out event raised $65,000 for Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation during the evening performance and post party. Read More >>
In April 1921, 20 women organized the Sunshine Circle of the Kingâ€™s Daughters to benefit a variety of charities including what is now Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Richmond. This April, after 90 years of service, the Sunshine Circle disbanded as an official auxiliary board of Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>
For nearly 50 years, members of Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundationâ€™s Junior Board have taken guests on exotic adventures in magical locations during their annual Ball with themes ranging from great American destinations to famous fashion houses. Read More >>
LifeStyle Builders & Developers Inc. presented a check for $71,607.79 to Children's Hospital Foundation on December 21st, representing the net proceeds from the sale of the Charity House. Read More >>