Radiothon raised record amount for Children’s Memorial
On August 11th and 12th, Chicago radio station 101.9 FM, The Mix, took to the air for the Seventh Annual Eric & Kathy’s 36 Hour Radiothon benefiting Children’s Memorial Hospital. The Radiothon raised over $8 million for the hospital over the previous six years, and this year brought in a record $2 million in gifts in 36 hours. Broadcasting live from the Siragusa Lobby of Children’s Memorial, energetic morning personalities shared the moving stories of children, parents, doctors, nurses, and staff in an effort to raise funds for this life-saving institution. Among the show’s magical moments was the airing of a song paying tribute to Rory and the heroic ways in which he responded to adversity. The money raised from the event goes toward pediatric research, patient care, education, and advocacy. Thanks to the determined efforts of the staff at WTMX and the generous pledges of its listeners, the hospital continues to work toward medical advances that can make a difference in the lives of its young patients.