January 3, 1994
Media Contact:Debbie Bangledorf
Phone: (410) 223-1731

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center has named Wayne Mosher honorary chairperson of its llth annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon on NewsChannel 2. Mosher will oversee a series of fundraising events that culminate June 4-5 with the 21-hour live telethon broadcast. AR proceeds raised support programs and services for Children's Center patients.

Mosher, who is Amici Oil Company's field sales manager for Maryland, has been a volunteer in the Children's Center for six years. His interest in Children's hospitals developed after his 11-month-old son died in 1985 from leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disease. "I understand what parents go through -- how helpless they feel - when their child is sick. By volunteering at the Children's Center, I've been able to make something positive out of my loss. I have a special spot in my heart for this place," says Mosher.

As chairperson, Mosher will continue to work with Baltimore-area Amici dealers in selling Preakness tickets, holiday Miracle Cards, and participating in the Pump-A-Penny promotion, where one penny per gallon of Amici gas benefits the Children's Center. He also wants to expand the community's participation in Telethon. "I think everyone, not only corporations, has a reason to contribute to the Children's Center. It's the only opportunity in this region to invest in a facility where research is immediately translated into bedside care for thousands of children," says Mosher.

"Mosher is a 'high-test' leader," says Frank A. Oski M.D., Children Center director. "He has demonstrated an outstanding degree of commitment to children through Amici annual donations. They have consistently been among our top supporters."

The Children's Center is the children's hospital of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Maryland's only comprehensive acute-care hospital for children, the Center, with its 193-bed hospital and more than 40 divisions and services, treats 7,000 inpatients annually with more than 90,000 outpatient visits.

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