We hope you can join us Under the Big Top on Saturday, August 13th, 2016, when the Ohio Valley Friends of WVU Medicine Children's present their 12th annual gala fundraiser. The gala will be held at The Glessner Auditorium at Oglebay Resort and feature gourmet dining, entertainment, and dancing, along with live and silent auctions.
During the cocktail reception, guests will have the opportunity to bid on many wonderful auction items while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and their favorite beverages. The evening's festivities will include a short program, a sit down dinner, entertainment, and several opportunities for guests to dance the night away.
Last year nearly 700 children from the Ohio Valley spent at least one night as a patient at WVU Medicine Children's. That's because WVU Medicine Children's is the only hospital in the state that provides certain kinds of specialty pediatric care, including the only pediatric heart surgery program, pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit, and neurosurgeon specializing exclusively in pediatrics.
In 2015, 41 children were transported to WVU Children's by the Pediatric Transport Team, so that the care they needed could start before they even arrived in Morgantown. That's more than a 50% increase over the previous year's transports! Each year the gala's proceeds benefit this vital transport team.
Feel free to contact Dee O'Palko with WVU Children's at 304-598-4346 ext. 4 if you have any questions.
With your help, we can make miracles happen.