Statewide fundraising event set for Aug. 24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Miracles happen every day within the walls of WVU Medicine Children’s – babies are born, kids recover from life-threatening illnesses and injuries, and they go home to live the happy and healthy lives they were destined to live. Radio stations across the state and region will join forces to celebrate the Day of Miracles from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, so that even more miracles can happen.

Families from all corners of West Virginia and the surrounding region turn to WVU Medicine Children’s thousands upon thousands of times each year and find hope, healing, and miracles of their very own.

For example, in 2016, families from the Beckley area turned to WVU Medicine Children’s 21,241 times. For families in the Charleston area, it was 14,133 times. Families in the Cumberland, Md., area counted on WVU Medicine Children’s 42,487 times in 2016, while Parkersburg area families found their hope and healing 16,475 times. And, in Morgantown and the north-central West Virginia region, the numbers reached 144,067.

Listeners can call into their local radio stations and make a donation to WVU Medicine Children’s. The number to call during the Day of Miracles is 877-719-KIDS (5437).

The following radio stations will broadcast the Day of Miracles:

  • Beckley
    • WTNJ (105.9 FM)
    • Groovy 94.1 FM
    • WWNR (620 AM, 101.1 FM)
  • Charleston
    • Electric 102.7 FM
    • WQBE (97.5 FM)
  • Cumberland
    • 94.1 QZK FM
  • Morgantown
    • WAJR (1440 AM)
    • WVAQ (101.9 FM)
  • Parkersburg
    • Froggy 99 (99.1 FM)
    • Z106 (106.1 FM)

There is a variety of other ways for individuals to become Miracle Makers as well, including collecting new toys and stuffed animals, selling Children’s Miracle Network paper icons, and collecting change.

For more information on the Day of Miracles, including ways to get involved, visit www.wvukidsdayofmiracles.com

WVU Medicine Children’s – located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. It is the state’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. For more information, visit www.wvumedicine.org/childrens

For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, Manager of Media Relations, 304-285-7259