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Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 59th Annual Free Care Fund Benefit Show for
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation raised more than
$1.7 million in donations and pledges during the annual broadcast held on
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Children's Hospital's main campus in
Lawrenceville and at
PPG Wintergarden in downtown
Pittsburgh. The show was broadcast on
KDKA-TV and on
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.
"We want to thank KDKA's listeners, viewers and individuals throughout the entire
Pittsburgh region who embrace Children's and their community by supporting the Free Care Fund," said
Greg Barrett, president, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. "Local schools, organizations, corporations, and community members continue to fundraise and ensure that the best care possible is available to sick and injured children from this region."
Free Care Fund provides free and uncompensated care to children who need the expert and compassionate care of Children's Hospital, but whose family cannot afford it because of lack of health insurance, a child who has an illness that exceeds what insurance will pay, has a chronic illness, or needs experimental treatment.
Last year, Children's provided free and uncompensated care to more than 28,000 children in the region.
The top three corporate donors to this year's 2012 Free Care Fund Benefit Show were
Howard Hanna, Eat'n Park and GNC. The top school donor was Avonworth Middle/High School.
For more information about the Free Care Fund or to make a donation, visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website at
www.givetochildrens.org, or call the Foundation at 412-692-3900 or 1-877-CHP-GIVE.
Contact: Andrea KunickyPhone: 412-692-6254E-mail: Andrea.Kunicky@chp.eduContact: Marc LukasiakPhone: 412-692-7919E-mail: Marc.Lukasiak@chp.edu
SOURCE Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation