Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Patient Family Raises Funds Through Lemonade Sales to Help Local Families Just Like Theirs
RICHMOND, VA – July 16, 2013 –On Thursday, July 18th a very special Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) patient will host an Anthem LemonAid stand with her mother in the lobby of the Gateway Building on the MCV Campus. Seventeen-year-old, Corrin Roy has cancer. She was diagnosed in the fall of 2012 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). And, in the same year, Corrin’s mother Michelle also received a cancer diagnosis. Participating in Anthem LemonAid is how their family has chosen to give back for the vital medical care Corrin is receiving at CHoR and help other kids. Anthem LemonAid, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ summertime, community-wide fundraising event is an opportunity for the community to embrace and support local children like Corrin who receive medical care for cancer at CHoR. All funds raised at each LemonAid stand held from July 19-21 will directly support oncology and hematology services at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Who: Corrin Roy, 17-year-old cancer patient at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and mother, Michelle
What: Anthem LemonAid “Kick-off” Stand
When: Thursday, July 18th from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Gateway Building Lobby, MCV Campus – 1200 East Marshall Street, Richmond
Why: This particular Anthem LemonAid stand will signify the start of LemonAid weekend and should encourage community members to find a stand in their neighborhood over the weekend. By encouraging the community to support this effort over the weekend of July 19-21st we help CHoR ensure that children in our community have the best resources and care available in cancer treatment.
For more information about Anthem LemonAid and a listing of active stand locations around town, visit www.AnthemLemonAid.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Visit www.CMNHospitals.org for more information.
All funds raised in Central Virginia through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ programs aid in the advancement of health care services for children treated at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Visit www.chfRichmond.org for more information.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. (serving Virginia excluding the city of Fairfax, the town of Vienna and the area east of State Route 123.). Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliated HMOs, HealthKeepers, Inc., Peninsula Health Care, Inc. and Priority Health Care, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is available at www.anthem.com.