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Children’s Hospital Foundation reaches halfway mark of capital campaign for “Wonder Tower” expansion

The Foundation is celebrating a recent $500,000 anonymous donation from a former board member as the gift that put them over the $50 million dollar mark.

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Children’s Hospital Foundation recently surpassed the halfway mark of its $100 million fundraising goal for its Built for Kids capital campaign to benefit the new Wonder Tower at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

The Foundation is celebrating a recent $500,000 anonymous donation from a former board member as the gift that put them over the $50 million dollar mark.

“In my decades of work with Children’s Hospital, I’ve never been more excited about what is happening. The commitment to excellence, growth, and taking care of children is inspiring to me and to so many,” the donor shared. “My passion for supporting the hospital began many years ago when we were traveling out of town for care for our daughter. Since then, I’ve wanted to advocate and provide support for our local hospital to grow and provide a full spectrum of care to families in need.”

The anonymous gift was made in honor of Dr. William Tate Graham, the founder of the original children’s hospital on Brook Road, and in celebration of the 100-year history of the hospital.

Set to open in spring 2023, the downtown Richmond, 16-story tower will be home to CHoR’s Level 1 pediatric trauma center, emergency room, inpatient units, new operating rooms, increased imaging capacity, and family amenities —all in an environment created just for kids and their families. The Wonder Tower will feature free, convenient parking, all private patient rooms, and kid-friendly design and architectural elements. Connected to CHoR’s outpatient Children’s Pavilion, the facility completes an entire city block dedicated to caring for kids.

“We are celebrating this important milestone with all of the generous and passionate donors who’ve gotten us this far in the campaign and their gifts are inspiring others to help us achieve our $100 million goal,” said Lauren Moore, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “These investments fuel our mission to defend and protect childhood. Our teams and our patients and families are energized by those who are joining us as we bring the best possible patient experience to children and their families and set the trajectory for excellence in pediatric medicine – an impact that will be felt for generations to come.”

Matching gift opportunities are still available at all levels of giving. To follow along with the construction progress of the Built for Kids capital campaign or donate to the Wonder Tower, visit builtforkids.org.

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Suspect Sought in West Clay Street Burglary

At approximately 4:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, the man in the photos climbed a wall in the rear of a house, located in the 00 block of West Clay Street, broke into the residence and stole a computer and credit cards.

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Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual in the attached photos who is a suspect in a residential burglary that occurred in the Jackson Ward neighborhood last month.

At approximately 4:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, the man in the photos climbed a wall in the rear of a house, located in the 00 block of West Clay Street, broke into the residence and stole a computer and credit cards. A photo of his distinctive pink and black sneakers is also attached.

 

Anyone with information about the identity of this person is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective J. Land at (804) 646-3103 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Virginia attorney general announces plan to hire state’s first cannabis lawyer

“I’m hiring a dedicated attorney to help guide the commonwealth’s efforts because I am committed to getting this right, and to making sure that we keep Virginia at the forefront of national efforts to craft a more just, fair and sensible system for dealing with cannabis,” Herring said in a statement.

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Attorney General Mark Herring says he plans to hire a lawyer dedicated to marijuana law now that the state has legalized the drug.

The new addition to his staff would serve as a subject-matter expert as the state’s new Cannabis Control Authority, which Gov. Ralph Northam appointed Monday, begins work developing regulations that will govern the legal marijuana market expected to open in 2024.

“I’m hiring a dedicated attorney to help guide the commonwealth’s efforts because I am committed to getting this right, and to making sure that we keep Virginia at the forefront of national efforts to craft a more just, fair and sensible system for dealing with cannabis,” Herring said in a statement.

The announcement comes as Herring, a Democrat who was among the party’s earliest and loudest supporters of marijuana legalization, seeks reelection to his third term in office. He faces Republican Del. Jason Miyares, who voted against legislation that legalized marijuana possession.

Herring’s office said the new hire will provide advice on the new law to state agencies that deal with everything from taxation to healthcare.

Advocates, who have occasionally voiced frustration with the state’s Board of Pharmacy as it developed rules for the state’s medical marijuana program, said they hoped the additional legal expertise will make things smoother for the recreational marijuana market.

“It’s critical that the commonwealth have counsel available to state agencies who is well-versed in both state and federal cannabis policies,” said Jenn Michelle Pedini, executive director of Virginia NORML, the state chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws.

Herring’s office says they’re looking for a lawyer with experience in business law, state and federal litigation, and “a strong knowledge of state and federal regulation of controlled substances.”

Under the legalization bill lawmakers passed earlier this year, employers can still refuse to hire or fire employees who use marijuana. A spokeswoman said the Office of the Attorney General does not conduct drug testing as a condition of employment.

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James River Park Trail Loop named one of America’s best running trails by Men’s Journal

Richmond’s trails were selected thanks to their top-notch views, rolling hills mixed in with a few steep climbs, creek and river crossings, and multiple access points and trailheads on either side of the river.

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The national health and fitness publication Men’s Journal recently published a list of the 15 best running trails in America, and the trails in Richmond’s James River Park System, including the North Bank and Buttermilk trails, were selected for the rankings, at number 11 overall.

Richmond’s trails were selected thanks to their top-notch views, rolling hills mixed in with a few steep climbs, creek and river crossings, and multiple access points and trailheads on either side of the river.

You can view the full list here.

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