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11/9/18news article

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K99.1FM’s Cares for Kids Radiothon

K99.1 FM’s Cares for Kids Radiothon to benefit Dayton Children’s raised an amazing $307,287 from Wednesday, November 7 to Friday, November 9.

Nancy Wilson and Frye Guy, the new country morning show hosts on K99.1FM, broadcast live from Dayton Children’s Hospital main campus lobby from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for three days.  They asked their listeners for donations, while playing great music and sharing patient stories about the impact those donations can have on the care for kids.  Callers also got to talk to some of those patient ambassadors while they manned the phones, or local leaders in the community.

 “I am honored to be able to share the wonder of Dayton Children’s and the work they do here 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 stays in this community, going toward purchasing life-saving and life-changing medical equipment for sick children in the Dayton region, as well as items that make a child’s stay more comfortable and fun.  Donations from this year are earmarked for vein viewers, syringe feeding pumps, touch to play video games and red wagons.

“We are so grateful for the love and support that K99.1FM and their listeners show for Dayton Children’s and the kids we take care of here,” says Jena Pado, CFRE, executive director of the Dayton Children’s Foundation. “It is through the community’s support and generosity that we are able to take every project here from good to great.”

Radiothon started in 1998, as a fundraising opportunity through the Children’s Miracle Network Locally, Dayton Children’s partnered with K99.1FM and the station has been committed ever since. In the past 21 years, they have raised more than $3.5 million for Dayton Children’s.

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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