Circus Saints & Sinners recently pledged six grants to help build a healthier future for children at the new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital in Morgantown.
The Wheeling group will give $150,000 over the next five years to support the facility. Circus Saints & Sinners National Director Paul Smith said the club will spend annual proceeds from the Party on the Plaza music festival towards its commitment to WVU Medicine Children’s. Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration is the title sponsor of the event.
The club’s donation supports the “Grow Children’s” fundraising campaign, which aims to raise $60 million in private support for the new hospital and associated program improvements.
The nine-story, 150-bed facility is under construction adjacent to WVU Medicine JW Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and is expected to be completed in early 2022.
“Healthy citizens make for a healthy and better West Virginia, and that starts with first-class care for children and their mothers,” Smith said. “We are proud to support WVU Medicine Children’s mission, and with the help of partners like our friends at Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, we can fulfill this commitment to the women and children of our state and region.”
The inaugural party at the Plaza, held in July, raised $35,000 for WVU Medicine Children’s. In recognition of the club’s support, the waiting and reception area of the diagnostic and imaging floor in the new facility will be named after Circus Saints & Sinners.
“WVU Medicine Children’s relies on communities across our state to help us meet the needs of the children and families entrusted to our care,” said Amy L. Bush, WVU Medicine Children’s chief operating officer. “We are so grateful for Circus Saints & Sinners’ commitment to helping us fulfill our mission to build a healthier future for our children.”
The new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital will include private admission rooms, a special pediatric emergency department, a spa-like birth center, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, operating rooms and cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology and endoscopy facilities, a cardiac center, a center for blood disease and cancer, a maternal and fetal medicine clinic and an on-site pharmacy.
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