Fundraising efforts by NHRMC kicked off with Edwin McCain

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is getting support from an internationally known rock star.

Edwin McCain stopped by the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital Saturday. He signed autographs and performed a private concert for the children. His appearance kicked off a fundraising effort for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The goal is to raise enough money to buy a mobile pediatric intensive care unit to transport children to Chapel Hill.

McCain gave the hospital a check for five thousand dollars. It is a cause near and dear to his heart. “Well as a father it means a lot because I understand while walking through the NICU and pediatric wing what that means,” he said. “As the son of a pediatrician I understand what care for this region means especially a mobile ICU.”

Edwin McCain is returning this fall to raise money for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. He will perform with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are forty dollars. They go on sale Monday at noon at the Kenan box office.