A new pediatric transport vehicle on wish list this year
11-12-2013 (Dayton, OH) -
K99.1FM’sCares for Kids Radiothon to benefit Dayton Children’s will broadcast live from 5:00 am on Wednesday, November 20, to 6:00 pm on Friday, November 22, in Dayton Children’s outpatient lobby.
Nancy Wilson and Frye Guy, “The Breakfast Club” morning-show hosts on K99.1FM, will broadcast their show live at Dayton Children’s during the Radiothon. A new addition this year will include WHIO-AM 1290 host Sandy Collins also broadcasting live from the hospital on Friday morning. The hosts will share patient stories and important information about Dayton Children’s as they work to reach their goal of raising important funds for the hospital.
“I am honored to be able to share the wonder of this hospital with our listeners and invite them to donate whatever amount they can to keep this the best hospital for children in our area,” says Wilson.
The money raised each year goes towards purchasing life saving medical equipment to be used for sick kids in the Dayton region. The Radiothon hosts also hope to raise enough money to purchase a brand new transport vehicle.
In 1998, the Children’s Miracle Network started the Radiothon as a fundraising opportunity for children’s hospitals. Locally, Dayton Children’s partnered with K99.1FM to organize a Radiothon for the hospital and the station has been very committed for the past 15 years. Since K99.1FM began airing the Radiothon, they have raised over $2.7 million for Dayton Children’s.
This year some special guests will also join Nancy and Frye. On Wednesday, country music group Blackjack Billy and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale will stop by the hospital in support of the Radiothon. On Thursday, Miss Ohio, Heather Wells will stop by to help answer phones and for photo opportunities with patients.
Listeners can tune in to K99.1FM and WHIO-AM1290 and can donate in multiple ways:
Call: 888-746-KIDS (5437)
- Online: childrensdayton.org/donate
- Text: “KIDCARE” to 50555 ($10 donation)
Major sponsors include:
About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Countless individuals, nearly 100 corporate sponsors and 400 media partners unite with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network create miracles by funding the medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year. To learn more go to www.ChildrensMiracleNetwork.org.
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