Posted on 2/14/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.VA. – The 19th annual WVU Medication Kids’s Gala raised greater than $1.3 million to profit West Virginia kids and their households.
Greater than 1,200 individuals gathered on Saturday on the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place for a night of “Gilded Glamour.” The black-tie occasion included a cocktail reception, silent public sale, dwell leisure, dinner, and extra.
All proceeds from the occasion, minus bills, help WVU Medication Kids’s mission to construct more healthy futures for our kids.
“We’re grateful for our devoted supporters who’ve made this significant occasion a hit for the 19th 12 months,” Amy L. Bush, B.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., C.N.O.R., WVU Medication Kids’s chief administrative officer, mentioned. “It was a phenomenal night time of honoring our compassionate and beneficiant donors for his or her philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy. Their generosity helps us fulfill our mission of making hope and constructing more healthy futures for our kids.”
Entertainer Joey Fatone, who rose to fame within the boy band *NSYNC, returned because the night’s emcee for the second 12 months, and the band Celebration on the Moon offered dwell leisure.
4-year-old Zane Webber, who was identified with B-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma in 2022, participated in his debut occasion because the 2023 Kids’s Miracle Community Hospitals® Champion Little one.
Charles Mullett, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the WVU Division of Pediatrics, acquired the Champion for Kids Award, and the complete WVU Medication Kids’s crew was acknowledged for his or her limitless ardour, care, and collaboration main as much as the Sept. 29, 2022, opening of the brand new state-of-the-art Kids’s Hospital in Morgantown.
Bob Contraguerro, Jr., Panhandle Cleansing and Restoration vp, acquired the Neighborhood Service Award, which acknowledged his unshakable integrity and talent to indicate compassion and empathy in his quest to assist youngsters all through the area.
A complete of 85 sponsors contributed to the greater than $1.3 million fundraising whole, together with top-level sponsors CJL Engineering and HED Design, 84 Lumber and Nemacolin, Buddies of WVU Hospitals, the Hayhurst household, Iron Senergy, McKamish Inc., Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Panhandle Cleansing and Restoration, United Sound, Victoria Shuman, and WVU Medication Potomac Valley Hospital.
Lauren Lint and Diedra Marshall served as co-chairs of the gala, whereas David A. Rosen, M.D., and the Rosen Household Basis led the fundraising effort because the presenting sponsors. Dr. Rosen is a pediatric anesthesiologist at WVU Medication Kids’s and professor and vice chair of analysis for the WVU College of Medication Division of Anesthesiology.
“Now we have been supporting the care of youngsters for a number of years,” Rosen mentioned. “Our purpose is to offer kids impacted by illness the most effective reward potential – a lifetime of adventures.”
All gala contributions have been made by the WVU Basis, the nonprofit group that receives and administers non-public donations on behalf of the College and its affiliated entities. Go to childrens.wvumedicine.org/giving to study extra about making a present to WVU Medication Kids’s.