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Cincinnati Children's Joins Local Organizations to Raise Funds for Hospitalized Children


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Beginning Thursday, March 17, through Sunday, March 20, 2005, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will host its third annual Warm 98 Cares 4 Kids Radiothon.

The Cares 4 Kids Radiothon will broadcast live on Warm 98- 98.5 FM radio from Cincinnati Children's main campus. A bank of 25 phones will be staffed by employees as well as corporate and community volunteers. In addition, dozens of families who receive care at Cincinnati Children's will tell their stories live on the radio.

This year, patrons visiting area bigg's stores can also donate money to the medical center. Customers can donate by adding money onto their purchase at check-out using cash, check, money order or credit card.

In addition to bigg's, partners for the 2005 Warm 98 Cares 4 Kids Radiothon include Foresters, a financial services organization inspired by helping children; WLWT Eyewitness News 5; Cincinnati Bell and the Children's Miracle Network. Children's Miracle Network and Foresters sponsor radiothons throughout the country to raise money locally to help children at affiliated Children's Miracle Network pediatric hospitals.

This year's Radiothon Hero is Jessica Elam, a ten year-old battling cancer. Jessica will be sharing her story on air throughout the four day broadcast.

All of the proceeds raised through the 2005 Warm 98 Cares 4 Kids Radiothon benefit the children and families served by Cincinnati Children's.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children's is a 423-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to transforming the way health care is delivered by providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. It ranks third nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health. The Cincinnati Children's vision is to be the leader in improving child health.

Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network consists of 170 children's hospitals providing state-of-the-art life saving care 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Each year, Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children for every disease and condition imaginable including cancer, pediatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, birth defects, asthma and accidents. One hundred percent of all locally raised funds benefit children treated at their local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

Contact Information

Amy Caruso, amy.caruso@cchmc.org, 513-636-4656