MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Diners at the Applebee’s on Van Voorhis Road in Morgantown can help West Virginia University Children’s Hospital just by paying their checks.

Applebee’s will host Dining to Donate from 11 a.m. to midnight on four consecutive Thursdays: Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. When patrons present the Dining to Donate flier to their servers, 15 percent of their checks will be donated to the WVU Dance Marathon, which in turn donates the money to WVU Children’s Hospital.

Each year, WVU students spend 18-hours dancing in the Mountainlair Ballrooms to raise money for WVU Children’s Hospital. This year’s Dance Marathon will be held from noon on Feb. 26 to 6 a.m. on Feb. 27. To date, the event has raised more than $230,000.

To participate in the Dining to Donate event, a flier must be obtained prior to going to Applebee’s. To get a flier, contact Lora Edgell at 304-598-4346 ext. 2 or

For more information: Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 01-18-11