Community Donates $444,917 to 10th Annual Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon
More than 30 patients and their families took to the airwaves to share their stories of medical struggles and triumphs in support of the 10th anniversary of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon on Thursday, April 3. The community came together to donate $444,917 to support pediatric care, family programs and leading-edge research at the hospital.
My gratitude goes to all the individuals, families and businesses that, for the past 10 years, have made the Radiothon one of southeastern New England’s most successful community fundraisers,” said Timothy J. Babineau, M.D., president, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and president and chief executive officer, Lifespan. “Hasbro Children’s Hospital has helped raise a generation of healthy kids over the past 20 years, and the ongoing support of our Radiothon donors has been crucial to keeping us at our best for all the kids and families who need us.”
The annual Radiothon broadcast is a partnership of Providence Cumulus radio stations, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event was broadcast live from the hospital for a total of 15 hours. Since the Radiothon began in 2005, more than $6 million has been raised in support of the hospital.
Barbara Haynes, market manager of Cumulus radio stations, said, “On behalf of the staff of 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and 630 & 99.7 WPRO, I am honored to have been a part of this amazing event over the past 10 years. I am grateful to all the families for sharing their stories with our on-air talent and to our listeners and valued customers for sharing their generosity and helping improve the lives of children and families treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.”
Over the course of the event, listeners heard inspiring stories of hope and healing from patient families and caregivers alike, about circumstances as varied as neurology, surgery, cancer, and palliative care. Listeners were also invited to visit the station websites and social media pages for live blogging, real-time photos, and the opportunity to “meet” some of the patients online. The event also included visits from Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo, Stephen Gostkowski from the New England Patriots, PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon, players from the Providence Bruins and artists from PeaceLove Studios. The Cox Communications phone bank answered hundreds of phone calls from people wanting to donate in support of the event.
Among the many sponsors, several of whom matched gifts during special “power hours” and also took shifts at the phone bank, were Hasbro, Inc., Alex and Ani, Dunkin’ Donuts, The Rhode Island National Guard, Rhode Island Credit Union, Cardi’s Furniture Stores, East Commerce Solutions, Alexander’s Uniforms, Pepsico, Chelo’s, and David Schuller.
A special thank you video for everyone who made the 2014 Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon such a tremendous success. Thank you for your generosity!
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Here are some special familes who raised money for Hasbro Children's Hospital,
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Check out this video of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals President and CEO, John Lauck, speaking about the upcoming 2014 Radiothon and what it means to the children and families of Hasbro Children's hospital