Edward Karotkin, MD, a Professor of Pediatrics and a neonatologist at CHKD
, raves; “.
Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD
Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.
Last year, the Bikers for Tykes and Troops Rally and Concert raised $50,000 for both CHKD
and USO of Hampton Roads.
Neel Krishna, a pediatric virologist at CHKD
and assistant professor of microbiology at EVMS, see clear military applications.
Although the charity rally and concert is not officially until April 9-11, the Hampton Roads region is getting a head start by raising money for CHKD
and the USO this weekend.
With today's donation, Farm Fresh has donated $5,976,325 over the past nine years to childhood cancer program at CHKD," he said.
The "Round Up" is a chain-wide, in-store fundraiser that encourages customers to round up the total of their grocery store tab to the next even dollar - or to add additional dollars to benefit CHKD.
Top representatives from CHKD, Farm Fresh and "Round Up" media sponsors Entercom Radio and WVEC TV attended the presentation, along with CHKD cancer patients, staff members and families.
CHKD follows more 500 childhood cancer patients from across southeastern Virginia, the Virginia Eastern Shore and northeastern North Carolina.
This is the ninth such "Round Up" Farm Fresh has held to benefit the CHKD childhood cancer program.
CHKD has the only dedicated childhood cancer program in the region.
Money raised by Farm Fresh and its customers has had an enormous impact in increasing our ability to provide world-class childhood cancer treatment to hundreds of children who comes to CHKD each year," said CHKD president and CEO Jim Dahling.