11/9/23 news article
26th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon raises funds for new mobile unit
The 26th Annual K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon took place on October 27 and raised $217,284 for Dayton Children’s Hospital. The funds raised will help the hospital purchase a new Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) – an ambulance used for transporting the most seriously ill and injured children. In the 26 years since its inception, this live broadcast event has raised more than $5.97 million to provide life-saving equipment, supplies, expanded services, and more for the hospital.
“It’s hard to believe that we’ve been on the air with Radiothon for 26 years. There’s nothing more important than serving the community in a such a big way. K99.1FM and Dayton Children’s Hospital will always be linked together,” says Nick Roberts, Director of Radio Operations, Cox Media Group Ohio.
Dayton Children’s Hospital is a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon, including long-time hosts Nancy and Woody, is an important part of that partnership. This year’s Radiothon was presented by sponsor Joseph Airport Toyota Hyundai.
“Our community is incredibly fortunate to have amazing partners like K99.1FM, and all of the sponsors who support this annual fundraising marathon,” says Jena Pado, CFRE, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Dayton Children’s Hospital.
“And most of all, we’re grateful for the caring donors who listen and get involved in caring for kids through their generous gifts. Our community truly steps up, year after year, to ensure that every kid in our region has access to pediatric care that’s just right for them.
Dayton Children’s Hospital is a pediatric acute care hospital located in Dayton, Ohio. The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults throughout western Ohio and the surrounding states, caring for nearly half a million patients each year.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raise funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada.
K99.1FM is a country music radio station licensed to Dayton, Ohio, owned by Cox Media Group. K99.1FM has been nationally recognized as one of the top radio stations in America, winning the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi award.