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Washington Capitals Charities helps raise nearly $185,000 for Children

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals Charities helped raise $183,044 for Children’s National Medical Center through a matching gift challenge grant held during April and May 2012. The nonprofit arm of the Washington Capitals donated $25,000 from the team’s Caps Care Casino and Auction Night held in January, to be used as a matching grant for supporters of Children’s National Medical Center. More than 2,000 people in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia responded to Children’s National’s call to action by donating $158,044 to this worthwhile cause.

The $25,000 donation from Washington Capitals Charities was earmarked for the foundation’s uncompensated care fund. Children’s National is committed to ensuring their care is available to all children in need, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. As the medical safety net for the children of the Washington area, the hospital serves nearby neighborhoods that have some of the worst health indicators in the nation. Children’s National’s reach goes well beyond the main hospital, with seven pediatric primary care health centers, three mobile health units that deliver care to underserved families, and seven regional outpatient centers throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

Thank you to all who donated to this campaign. Your generosity helped increase Washington Capitals Charities’ original $25,000 donation sixfold. These funds are an investment in the future of children’s health and will have an impact today and for generations to come.

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