WVU Medicine Children's

Once again, WVU Medicine Children’s is holding a Mediathon in conjunction with the WVU Day of Giving. As part of this extraordinary day, you have the opportunity to hear inspiring stories, participate in challenges, and help us raise critical funds to help improve the health of West Virginia children and women.

Why we need your support

At WVU Medicine Children’s, we believe that children and expectant mothers should never have to travel far from home to receive the best care. We are committed to building healthier futures for our children and elevating care for all West Virginians, regardless of their ability to pay.

Your support builds a legacy that protects every moment of joy a child deserves. Your legacy is their future and allows us to fill the hospital with everything that can make that future bright – top talent, cutting-edge equipment and technology, innovative research and education, and expanded telemedicine capabilities. You can help us go above and beyond for West Virginia’s families.

How you can help

Contributing to one of our priority funds is one way to support WVU Medicine Children’s.

WVU Children’s Greatest Needs – Fund #2V127

This fund provides support where the need is the greatest at WVU Medicine Children’s.

Cure Kids Cancer – Fund #2W378

The Cure Kids Cancer Fund supports the Blood Disorders and Cancer Center at WVU Medicine Children’s. This Fund supports a variety of psychosocial resources for children and families including a residential summer camp, providing gas cards for travel to and from the hospital for treatment and celebrating monumental milestones.

Child Life Fund – Fund #2V497 

Child Life is the heart of our hospital, as these specialists touch every family in our care. Fear of the unknown is often a major challenge for patients and families. Child Life specialists provide age-appropriate information to help children and their families cope and prepare emotionally for invasive procedures and surgery. 

Participating Mediathon TV Stations

WBOY - Clarksburg

WDVM – Hagerstown, MD

WOWK – Charleston/Huntington, WV

WTRF – Wheeling, WV - Steubenville, OH

WVNS – Bluefield/Beckley, WV

Join the following WVU Children’s Mediathon sponsors today in supporting the kids of our state and region.

  • Title Sponsor – Toothman Ford
  • Phone Bank Sponsor – Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration
  • Text Line Sponsor – Dutch Miller Automotive, Chris Miller, President
  • Miracle Moment Sponsor – Mascaro Construction Company
  • Miracle Moment Sponsor – Toothman & Sowers Ford
  • Giving Hope Sponsor – HealthNet Aeromedical Services
  • Giving Hope Sponsor – Lee Supply Co.

Together — on one day — we all can go above and beyond for the kids treated at WVU Medicine Children’s. 

Keep checking back as we move closer to March 22 to view our challenges.

Children’s Hospital Leadership Challenge
In honor of our new Children’s Hospital being open for 174 days, if 174 people make a one-time gift of at least $25, it will unlock a $10,000 donation from WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital Leadership.
174 Gift Goal
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Participation Leaderboard
Which participating group will receive the most donations during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the leaderboard! The top 30 groups will win additional funding.
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Day of Giving Facebook Sharing Video Challenge
Help spread the word about WVU Day of Giving by sharing the promotional video from the @WVUFoundation Facebook account. The top three participating groups that receive the most shares of the video from their page between March 13 and March 22 will win additional funding.
Most Faculty and Staff Gifts Challenge:
As faculty or staff members, you make a difference every day for students and programs. Support an area most meaningful to you and help make a greater impact. The top three participating groups with the most faculty and staff gifts by the end of the day on March 22 win additional funding.
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which participating group will raise the most during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the leaderboard! The top 30 groups will win additional funding.
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Most Gifts Challenge: 12 a.m.
Let’s do this! When you make a gift—no matter the size—you help WVU go above and go beyond! The top three participating groups with the most gifts between 12 and 1 a.m. will win additional funding.
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Day of Giving Social Prop Challenge
Simply write the unit/program of your choice on the card provided, take a photo or video with you and the card, and share online using #WVUDayofGiving. The best photo, video, or gif between March 13 to March 22 will be awarded $1,000 for the unit of your choice.
‘I Gave’ Challenge:
After making a WVU Day of Giving donation, use the share feature from the confirmation page to tell others about your gift, using #WVUDayofGiving and #IGave and tagging the unit you gave to. At the end of the day, we will choose three of the most creative social posts from Twitter, TikTok or Instagram to receive additional funding for the units tagged.
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