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Any night of the week, you can find members of the Central Virginia Dart Association (CVDA) playing darts at one of 12 restaurants that sponsor the traveling dart league, which has three 10-week seasons per year as well as weekday luck-of-the-draw and weekend events. For the last 35 years, the CVDA has hosted a national tournament each June that is sanctioned by the American Dart Organization and has partially benefited Children’s Hospital Foundation, raising a total of $85,300 during that time.

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, www.KohlsDental.org, 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 >>

Backyard Party Benefits Kids

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 Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) MCV Campus. Read More >>

Month of Giving Benefits Kids

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 >>

CMN Hospitals Awards Mini Grants

In 2012, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will award nearly $50,000 to 18 Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU programs. Read More >>

Award Winners Make Gift

CMN Hospitals receives $10,000 donation from FIS and Unisys in honor of Virginia Credit Union. Read More >>

Oncology Patients Attend Hospital Masquerade Ball

On June 9, more than 125 past and current patients of the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU arrived at the hospital for the second annual oncology prom. Read More >>

Dental Outreach Program Celebrates Fifth Year

Funded by a donation from Kohl’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 >>

Golfers Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

More than 60 youth golfers helped raise $13,000 at the 10th anniversary Children Fore Children Golf Tournament. Read More >>

Helmets for Safe Summer Fun

Representatives from Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Richmond Kiwanis Club visited nine elementary schools in May as part of their Adopt-A-School program and May’s Bicycle Safety Month. Read More >>

In Memoriam - Roderick Bell Mathews

Children’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 >>

Local Celebrities Put on their Dancing Shoes for Kids

Eight local celebrities added “dancer” to their resumes this spring as part of the second annual Dancing with the Richmond Stars event to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event raised $72,000 for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Child Protection Team. Read More >>

CHoR Physician Honored for Treatment of Conjoined Twins

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 >>

St. Bridget’s Students Recognized for 10 Years of Helping Children

For the past ten years, St. Bridget’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 >>

Guests Will Feel Like Kids Again at Annual Ball

Children’s Hospital Foundation’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 year’s theme, “Through the Eyes of a Child.” Read More >>

Continuing a Tradition of Giving

Through Wells Fargo’s Greater Virginia volunteer chapter, which includes company locations from Fredericksburg to Virginia Beach, Wells Fargo has provided donations of time and dollars to Children’s Hospital Foundation, including a $5,350 donation this year. Read More >>

International Volunteer Organization Makes Difference Locally

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 children’s hospitals in local communities. As part of that effort, the two LaSertoma clubs in New Kent County began providing volunteers for Children’s Hospital Foundation events. Read More >>

Bowlers Battle for Fundraising Championship

Children’s Hospital Foundation’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 >>

Dancers Showcase Talents for Children

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 year’s festival, which featured the largest number of performers in its history, raised more than $13,000 for Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Division of Pediatric Cardiology Receives New Imaging Equipment

Last fall, Children’s Hospital Foundation funded the purchase of heart monitoring and imaging equipment that is increasing the ability of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Division of Pediatric Cardiology to diagnose, treat, and track continuing care provided to its patients. Read More >>

Junior Board Raises $217,000 for Children's Hospital Foundation

Members of the Junior Board of Children’s Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce that the 48th Annual Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball raised $217,000 for the renovation of the rooftop play deck at Children’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 >>

CHoR Specialists Combine Expertise to Surgically Separate Conjoined Twins

Nearly a year after first meeting conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia, medical specialists at Children’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 >>

Holiday Wishes Bring Activities to Patients

More than $6,000 was raised during the 2011 Holiday Wishes Campaign, which supports the Children’s Activity Fund at Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Hospital Representatives Tell Legislators “Kids Come First”

Nearly 50 legislators and administrative staff attended the ninth annual Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) Legislative Reception on Jan. 12 at the General Assembly building. Read More >>

Two-Time Grammy Winner Leads Music Therapy

Nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, who grew up in Mechanicsville, Va., visited children at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Brook Road Campus during a music therapy session in December. Read More >>

Carrying the Torch

The fourth annual Torch Relay raised $6,249 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Read More >>

CHoR Introduces New Mission, Vision and Values

Based on research conducted during the year after Children’s Hospital and VCU Children’s Medical Center joined operations to form Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), the organization’s new mission, vision and values were introduced to employees, patients and the community this fall. Read More >>

Martial Arts Tournament Celebrates Spirit of Giving

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 >>

Hospital Develops New Specialized Programs

In order to continue offering a full range of pediatric health care services and meeting the needs of children in the community, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) recently welcomed two pediatric specialists to lead new hospital programs. Read More >>

New Pavilion and Parking Deck on MCV Campus

Plans are currently underway for construction of a new Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Pavilion to consolidate the majority of CHoR’s pediatric treatment and diagnostic areas currently spread throughout the MCV Campus into one facility. Read More >>

Kappa Deltas Continue Support

Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) hosted the annual Kappa Delta Tour Day on Nov. 5, with nearly 300 Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae in attendance—the largest ever turnout for the event. Read More >>

Bikers Deliver Bears

On Nov. 5, nearly 1,000 riders arrived on motorcycles at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) to deliver teddy bears to patients as part of the 29th Annual Teddy Bear Run. Read More >>

Going the Extra Mile

The ninth annual Children’s Hospital Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run sponsored by American Family Fitness and Richmond Family Magazine Kids Mascot Mile raised $30,000 for Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Capital One Associates Reward Performance by Volunteering

In August, 25 Capital One associates volunteered over two days to prepare dental supply kits for 96 area elementary schools for the Foundation’s Dental Outreach Program. In September, 20 associates supported two shifts during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon, and in October, 28 associates and family members staffed two water tables during the Foundation’s 5K/10K Walk/Run. Read More >>

Hospital Rebuilds Nephrology Services

In March 2011, Timothy R. Bunchman, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, began rebuilding Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) pediatric nephrology services, which had been without a nephrologist for nearly a year. Read More >>

Kohl’s Renews Annual Support of Dental Program, Presents Donation at Fire Prevention Day

Representatives from Kohl’s Department Stores presented a check for $92,308 to Children’s Hospital Foundation at the 18th Annual Fire Prevention and Dental Health Day on Oct. 4. The monies will fund this year’s Kohl’s Dental Outreach Program with Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Read More >>

Annual Golf Tournament’s Loser is the Winner

Thirty-six years ago, Lawrence Holtzlander, a local salesman with Air Conditioning Suppliers, Inc., now Aireco, hosted a golf tournament to benefit Children’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 >>

A Day in the Sun

Fourteen residents of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Transitional Care Unit spent a day enjoying the sun, sand and surf at Virginia Beach in September. Read More >>

Radio So Powerful it Makes Miracles

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals teamed up with Big Oldies 107.3 and 98.9 Liberty to host the second annual Radiothon, presented by Martin’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 >>

Center for Craniofacial Care Receives Foundation Support

Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR)’s Center for Craniofacial Care recently received a $677,250 pledge from Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund the program’s five-year strategic plan. Read More >>

London Art Exhibit Benefits Foundation

An art exhibition and auction sponsored by Altius Associates, an international private equity firm, benefited Children’s Hospital Foundation this summer. The evening event was held in London on June 9 and attended by nearly 200 guests, including the company’s 16 Richmond associates. Read More >>

Local Girls on the Run Dash for Donations

Three years ago the girls in C.E. Curtis Elementary School’s Girls on the Run program ran one lap around their school’s bus loop for every dollar students donated to Children’s Hospital Foundation’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 >>

Putting the Squeeze on Pediatric Cancer

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 >>

A Night to Remember

On May 21, children receiving treatment in the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR)’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 >>

Foundation Supports General Pediatric Surgery Program

Supported by four pediatric surgeons, Children’s Hospital of Richmond’s (CHoR) Pediatric Surgery Program “provides state-of-the-art minimally-invasive surgery to children of all ages that only the top-tier children’s hospitals provide,” said David A. Lanning, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, VCU Department of Surgery, and Surgeon-in-Chief, CHoR. Read More >>

CHoR Enhances Pediatric Nephrology Program

Children’s Hospital of Richmond’s (CHoR) Pediatric Nephrology Program is expanding thanks in part to a three-year pledge from Children’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 >>

Short Track Showdown

For the first time in the event’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 Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Denny Hamlin Foundation. Read More >>

Kohl’s Employees Go Green for Kids

For the second year, Richmond-area Kohl’s employees spent a morning at Children’s Hospital of Richmond’s (CHoR) Brook Road Campus planting flowers and helping to landscape the grounds. Read More >>

Stars Dance for Children

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 Children’s Hospital Foundation during the evening performance and post party. Read More >>

Circle Brought Sunshine for 90 Years

In April 1921, 20 women organized the Sunshine Circle of the King’s Daughters to benefit a variety of charities including what is now Children’s Hospital of Richmond. This April, after 90 years of service, the Sunshine Circle disbanded as an official auxiliary board of Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read More >>

Board Members Have a Ball

For nearly 50 years, members of Children’s Hospital Foundation’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 Presents Check from Charity House Sale

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 >>


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