Radiothon 2018

Hasbro Children's Hospital 2018 Radiothon

Annual Radiothon Raises $422,431 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Support of Patient Care

Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon

Held on Thursday, April 5, and broadcast live from Hasbro Children’s Hospital in partnership with Cumulus Providence, the hospital’s 14th annual Radiothon raised $422,431 in support of patient care, lifesaving programs, and research.

Over the course of 15 inspirational hours, Hasbro Children’s Hospital patients and their families shared stories of hope, strength, and healing during the hospital’s 14th annual Radiothon on Thursday, April 5.

Across Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts, a community of listeners inspired by stories of esophageal atresia, cerebral palsy, pediatric cancers and more came together to raise $422,431. The funds will support patient care, lifesaving programs, and research.

The Radiothon is a partnership between Cumulus Providence Radio Stations (92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105, News Talk 630 & 99.7 WPRO, and Hot 106) and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The event was broadcast live from Hasbro Children’s Hospital, beginning at 6:00 a.m. and continuing until 9:00 p.m., with more than 100 volunteers answering the phones to accept donations throughout the day.

“I could not be more grateful to our community for rallying together in support of the Radiothon and our kids, and for giving generously to our hospital,” said Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “On behalf of the patients and families who depend on our hospital, my deepest thanks goes to Cumulus Providence for their dedication to making the Radiothon possible, and for engaging their listeners in this very personal and meaningful way.”

Throughout the event, listeners also followed the Radiothon through its Facebook page, where they were able to “meet” some of the families sharing their stories and view photos in real-time.

“Cumulus Providence is proud to partner with Hasbro Children’s Hospital on the annual Radiothon – our listeners and advertisers are incredibly generous to this important cause,” said Holly Paras, market manager for Cumulus Providence. “Hasbro Children’s Hospital touches the lives of so many children and families in southern New England. Together, we’re making a difference in the lives of children in our community.”

Among the sponsors, volunteers, and supporters of the 2018 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon were Alex and Ani Charity by Design; Alexander’s Uniforms; Cardi’s Furniture; Coventry Lumber; Cox Business; David D. Schuller; Dunkin’ Donuts; East Commerce Solutions, Inc.; Finetco; Hasbro, Inc.; Jordan’s Furniture; Lamar; Marshall Building & Remodeling Company; Murray Outdoor Communications; Nathan Clark & Associates; National Guard Association of Rhode Island; Pepsico Foodservice; Providence Auto Body; Rhode Island Monthly; Rhode Island Public Transit Authority; Shaw’s Foundation; and Walmart.

Since its inception, the Radiothon has raised more than $8 million for Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon

Gemma Reall, who was treated for esophageal atresia at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, listens in as her parents, Tracey and Dennis, share the story of her medical journey during the Radiothon.

Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon

Three-year-old Henry Hynes, a patient of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, tries on a pair of headphones before joining his mother, Katy, on-air.

 

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