What We Do
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 of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and the many children it serves each year.
Making a local impact
In a single year, nearly 60,000 children receive care at CHoR, and Children’s Hospital Foundation helps ensure that these children continue to have world class pediatric health care close to home, right here in Central Virginia. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s primary service area is the Richmond Metro area and the Tri-Cities. More than 260,000 children live in those communities, and more than 1 out of every 8 children in the region visited the hospital for care in 2015 alone.
Children served in 2015
Improving the Lives of Children
The children featured on this website represent just a small fraction of the children that come to Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU each year. We hope their stories will help demonstrate how your support allows Children's Hospital Foundation to provide the funding necessary to develop the clinical, research, and teaching programs that will benefit our community’s children now and into the future.
Tri-Cities | Services: Surgery
When 11-year-old Lexi Wiseman began experiencing a persistent upset stomach and pain in her abdomen, her parents, Scott and Kelly, knew that something was wrong with their daughter other than the usual childhood stomach aches.
Kaylee, 9 months
Tri-Cities | Services: Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center
When she was five months old, Kaylee Wade weighed just nine pounds and was in such serious heart failure that she stopped growing because her body didn’t have enough energy to do something as simple as eating.
Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center
Expert care that touches the hearts of our community's sickest children.
In December 2014, Children's Hospital Foundation pledged $28 million over 10 years to establish the Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center. The CHF Heart Center is the only one of its kind in our community and offers services
ranging from fetal cardiology and interventional cardiac
catheterization to surgery and transplant.
Featured Program: Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s hematology and oncology team is dedicated to improving the quality of children’s lives through prevention, control and cure of childhood cancer and blood disorders.
CHoR’s hematology and oncology team includes doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, educational consultants, psychologists and child life specialists who help treat the whole child and family—not just the illness. CHoR houses a pediatric bone marrow transplant unit, the only program of it’s kind in the state of Virginia.
Community Members Gather to “Mend, Heal and Carry On” in Support of the CHF Heart Center
The first annual “Mend, Heal and Carry On” fundraising event, held on February 9 at the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, raised $21,905 through ticket sales, silent auction purchases, and generous donations.
Black and Gold Raise Green for Kids
Since the Steel City Connection started supporting CHF in 1990, more than $64,650 has been collected from individual donations, special events and Pittsburgh memorabilia raffle drawings.