CAMC FOUNDATION EVENTS
- CAMC Foundation Gala
- Run for Your Life 5-mile Run, 2.5-mile Walk
- CAMC Foundation Golf Classic
- Day of Hope
CAMC Foundation Gala
Since 1993 the CAMC Foundation Gala has served as the conduit for which thousands of lives have been touched.
Your support and dedication to the little babies with big medical problems will be instrumental in the ability of the CAMC Foundation and CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital to provide charitable care to the struggling and helpless; the less fortunate and children unable to control their own destiny.
The infant born with opioid withdraw, the children cared for in the CAMC Children’s Cancer Center, and the babies treated for physical and sexual abuse in the CAMC Children’s Advocacy Center are all counting on you. The time has never been more important. By partnering together, we can make a difference.
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.
CAMC Foundation Golf Classic
The CAMC Foundation Golf Classic will celebrate its 26th anniversary in 2018. 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.
On September 15, 2018, the CAMC Foundation hosted a Day of Hope at Laidley Field in Charleston, WV to support the CAMC Children’s Cancer Center with two featured events:
- The Walk for Hope, a mile long walk where registrants and teams participated to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer and the children being treated here in our community.
- The Celebration of Hope, a unique experience to encourage the current pediatric cancer patient, celebrate the survivors, and honor the patients that have lost the battle to this terrible disease. Patients and families participated in a live butterfly release to commemorate their journey.