Radiothon to Benefit Children's Hospital
Media Contact: Mary Colliver
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2009) − Help the kids when Kentucky Children's Hospital conducts its annual Cumulus Cares for Kentucky Children’s Hospital Radiothon with 92.9 FM The Bear and Newstalk 590 AM WVLK on Friday, Sept. 18. Both radio stations will broadcast live from the heart of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.
Children who have survived life-threatening illnesses, injuries and birth defects will be recognized as "champions" during the radiothon. Listeners also will hear from Kentucky Children's Hospital health professionals who care for the "champions" every day.
"These patients will inspire you,” said Dr. Tim Bricker, physician-in-chief of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. “Their stories tell of the great work happening every day at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. We hope you will join us during the radiothon in supporting Kentucky Children’s Hospital and the many children we serve.”
The Bluegrass Stallions are the presenting sponsor of the radiothon. Quantrell Cadillac is the phone bank sponsor and On the Move Pediatric Therapy is the Internet sponsor.
If you would like to make a donation, call 877-833-KIDS.
About Kentucky Children's Hospital
Kentucky Children's Hospital was established in 1997, but has been taking care of children since 1960. It was renamed in 2005 to more clearly define its role as the hospital for all of Kentucky’s children. The facility, a hospital within UK Chandler Hospital, houses an inpatient center; a Level III neonatal intensive care unit to take care of the sickest infants; a state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit; and a 23-hour admissions/observation center. The building also features children's play and activity rooms, expanded family consultation rooms, a family resource center, waiting rooms, conference rooms and a pediatric staff library. The new Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center was established last year. For more information about Kentucky Children's Hospital, call 859-257-1121.