Kids Wish Network Teems Up With Some Special Guardian Angels for Kids

Charleston, WV – A visit to the hospital will be made a little easier for pediatric patients at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital thanks to Kids Wish Network, a national charity dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children. The organization is honored to be able to provide toys with a retail value of over $60,000 to the hospital through its unique Holiday of Hope Gift Bank. This special Gift Bank is being sponsored by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Morgantown, WV and Wal-Mart in Nitro, WV.
A special ‘kick-off’ celebration will be held at the hospital on Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 2 pm. The brand new, donated toys and games will be given out to the kids during the party and all of the leftover toys will be distributed throughout the year to children coming in to CAMC for medical treatment.

 

As just one of the programs that makes Kids Wish Network different from similar organizations, its Gift Bank is an uplifting, gift-giving program that brings cheer to children admitted to the hospital for treatment. The brand new toys and games, donated by some of America’s top toy manufacturers, are distributed to sick youngsters when they come to children’s care facilities for treatment. The Gift Banks help alleviate fears and anxieties by allowing youngsters to temporarily forget about the stinging needles and uncomfortable treatments often endured while undergoing medical care.

 

For more information on Kids Wish Network’s programs and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

 

Charleston Area Medical Center is the flagship of the CAMC Health System. CAMC is a non-profit, 893-bed, regional referral center with more than 5,000 employees. More than 600 physicians have admitting privileges at CAMC which is also West Virginia’s premiere medical teaching facility, hosting, on any given day, more than 500 students in programs leading to degrees or certifications in health professions. CAMC is home to one of the top heart programs in the United States; the only kidney transplant center in the state; West Virginia’s only free-standing Women and Children’s Hospital; and one of the busiest Level I Trauma Centers. For more information, visit www.camc.org.

 

 

 

Written by   Robyn Larson