portion of this year's CMC Telethon proceeds will benefit
U.Va.'s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which provides service
to babies, such as this one.
U.Va. CMC Telethon
set for June 3 and 4
CMC Walkathon June 3 Win-a-Harley raffle drawing June 17
This year's Children's Miracle Network Telethon to raise funds
for the U.Va. Children's
Medical Center will take place June 3 and 4. WVIR-TV/Channel
29 will broadcast the event from the U.Va. Medical Center from
8 p.m. Saturday to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
are sought to support three CMC areas.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit needs $2 million to expand
facilities for feeding, baby care and family visits. The average
hospital stay for NICU babies is 20 days, making family visit
areas a top priority.
The CMC also hopes to raise $50,000 for the new Virginia Children's
Heart Center, to link specialized care from U.Va. with pediatric
heart care specialists statewide.
research programs targeting childhood diseases are also seeking
$250,000. Key studies are focusing on organ development, intestinal
infections, asthma and cerebral palsy.
17, a raffle drawing will be held to benefit the CMC. Tickets are
$5 for a chance to win a $20,000 Harley Davidson XL2000S motorcycle
donated by Waugh Enterprises in Orange. Tickets may be purchased
at the U.Va. Medical Center gift shop or by calling 924-8432 or
In addition to the telethon, the 16th CMC Walkathon will take
place June 3 at Klockner Stadium. Registration begins at 3 p.m.
and the walk begins at 4 p.m. For information on participation
and sponsorship, call 924-8432 or (800) 297-0102.