Radiothon Raises $442,000 For American Family Children's Hospital

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American Family Children's Hospital RadiothonMADISON, Wis. – A 39-hour radio broadcast stretching over three days has raised $442,000 in pledges to support operations and research at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.

The Champions for Kids Radiothon, hosted by John Flint and Tammy Lee from 96.3 Star Country in Madison, prompted listeners to make donations to the hospital on-line or by phone. The broadcast included dozens of interviews with former and current patients treated at the hospital for cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, traumatic injuries and other serious medical conditions.

American Family Children's Hospital Fundraising Radiothon"This annual Radiothon is essential to the American Family Children's Hospital and enables us to provide the highest level of family-centered care to our young patients," said Hospital Vice President Jeff Poltawsky. "My sincere thanks go out to John and Tammy, the loyal listeners of 96.3 Star Country, and the Clear Channel Family for making this Radiothon a success."

"We have an amazing staff taking care of amazing children and now we have thousands of listeners who share our vision and are Champions for Kids at American Family Children's Hospital."

Jeff Tyler, vice president and market manager for Clear Channel Radio Madison, which owns 96.3 Star Country, also expressed his appreciation to those who helped put Radiothon together.

American Family Children's Hospital Fundraising Radiothon billboard
"We are honored to have the opportunity to serve American Family Children's Hospital, its tremendous staff, and especially the children and families seeking help and support," he said. "I am proud of John, Tammy, and everyone on our staff, and thankful to all the sponsors who help us year in and year out with Radiothon. A special thank-you to our listeners and fans who stepped up to give what they could during these challenging economic times."

American Family Children's Hospital is a complete children's medical and surgical center with a pediatric intensive care unit, an internationally recognized transplant surgery program, a children's cancer center, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Date Published: 05/20/2009

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