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2018 WOKV Careathon Auction has ended 

2018 WOKV Careathon Auction has ended 

2018 WOKV Careathon Auction has ended 

UPDATE 12pm Monday July 23:  The Careathon auction has ended. Thank you to everyone who submitted a bid, and congratulations to all of the winners. 

ORIGINAL STORY:  The 2018 WOKV Careathon to benefit the Child Cancer Fund of NE Florida is Friday, July 20th.  All proceeds help local families of cancer patients with financial assistance during their cancer fight. 

The mission of the Child Cancer Fund is to provide caring support to children and their families battling childhood cancer.

There are multiple ways to make a donation to the Child Cancer Fund, including through our annual auction.  It is full of one-of-a-kind items to priceless experiences.  The Careathon auction is open now through Monday, July 23rd at 12pm. 

Browse and bid in the Careathon auction here

If you are interested in making a donation to the Child Cancer Fund, you can securely do so here

We also invite you to listen to the WOKV Careathon on Friday, July 20th from 5am-6pm on News 104.5 FM or 690 AM.  We will be taking donations at 855-636-6877.  You can also text the word FOREVER to 41444 to begin the process of making a donation.   


Browse and bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences in the 2018 Careathon Auction, now open! All proceeds benefit local families of childhood cancer patients.

Posted by News 104.5 WOKV on Friday, July 13, 2018


 


 

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