CAMC FOUNDATION EVENTS
CAMC Foundation Gala
Each April, the CAMC Foundation holds its annual Gala to support CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital. The CAMC Foundation Gala plays a significant role in providing funds to deliver healthcare to the roughly 70% needy children and families cared for at CAMC Women and Children’s.
The goal of the CAMC Foundation Gala is to raise much needed funds to sustain a positive and healing presence in West Virginia. Outside of the community support received each year at this event, there is no other funding to address this important void in our community.
With over 2,500 babies born each year at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, we ask for support of our neediest patients to show dedication to the mission of providing quality care for this, and future, generations.
CAMC Foundation Golf Classic
The CAMC Foundation Golf Classic celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017. Created to attract the sports enthusiast, the CAMC Foundation Golf Classic supports the Foundation’s Children’s Fund. Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund children’s safety net services including Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), trauma, clinics, and preventive and educational programs at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital. Specifically some of the proceeds support the NICU, Pediatric Oncology Program, CAMC Family Resource Center and the Children’s Advocacy Center.
A great game of golf, refreshments, food and raffle are among the highlights of the day.
Run for Your Life 5-mile Run, 2.5-mile Walk
The CAMC Foundation Run for Your Life is held each June in conjunction with FestivAll. The 5 mile run and 2.5 mile walk begins at Haddad Riverfront Park, takes runners and walkers through the streets of Charleston and returns to the park to finish View Map. Each year, more than 400 runners and walkers come out to enjoy a morning of physical activity, music along the event course, refreshments at the finish line, and to support a good cause.
All proceeds from the Run for Your Life benefit colorectal cancer awareness and screening initiatives to help people who cannot otherwise afford critical screening procedures.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women. Even though the number of deaths from colorectal cancer has decreased due to increased screenings and improvements in cancer treatment, the need for education and awareness is still important.