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January 22, 2010 – Check it Out, Texas Children’s Hospital
On December 11-12, 2009, the sixth annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon at Texas Children’s Hospital hit the airwaves on four local Cox Radio stations simultaneously. The New 93Q Country, Country Legends 97.1, 107.5 The Eagle, and 106.9 The Point all held live broadcasts from the hospital and featured compelling stories from Texas Children’s patients who are battling cancer.
As the largest pediatric oncology and hematology program in the country, Texas Children’s sees more than 1,900 new patients each year. Through the generous donations of radio listeners, the Radiothon netted $706,228 in pledges this year for the fight against childhood cancer.
“This is our signature event,” said Mark Krieschen, vice president and market manager of Cox Radio Houston. “The on-air personalities look forward to reconnecting with the children they met in years past and sharing their stories to help raise awareness to find a cure for such devastating diseases.”
Funds raised through the Radiothon support the Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s mission to provide personalized, high-quality, family-centered care to children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders, as a well as to provide world-class education and training for current and future leaders in the field.
GDF Suez Energy Resources NA and Foresters were the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon’s presenting sponsors.