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11/17/15news article

K99.1FM’s Cares for Kids Radiothon November 18-20

efforts will raise money for life-saving equipment for children

K99.1FM’s Cares for Kids Radiothon to benefit Dayton Children’s will broadcast live from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Wednesday, November 18 through Friday, November 20. 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. WHIO-AM 1290 will also broadcast live from the hospital on Friday morning. The hosts will share patient stories and important information about Dayton Children’s to raise 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 for sick kids in the Dayton region. This year, those items include a vein viewer, blanket warmers and distraction tools to help ease children’s fears, among many other items. Small things can make the biggest difference for children, like the glow-in-the-dark glasses that helped Grant Craft feel safe on his first night at Dayton Children’s after he was run over by a lawnmower.

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 16 years. Since K99.1FM began airing the Radiothon, they have raised more than $3 million for Dayton Children’s.

This year, some special guests will also join Nancy and Frye. On Thursday, singer Drew Baldridge and the group Blackjack Billy will stop by the hospital in support of the Radiothon.

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: “DCKids10” ($10 donation) or “DCKids25” ($25 donation) to 50555

Sponsors include:

Fans and followers of Dayton Children’s Twitter and Facebook pages will also get live updates during the Radiothon at www.facebook.com/daytonchildrens and www.twitter.com/daytonchildrens.

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 towww.ChildrensMiracleNetwork.org.

For more information, contact:
Stacy Porter
Communications specialist
Phone: 937-641-3666
newsroom@childrensdayton.org