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One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises $1.09 Million

March 04, 2011

Radio hosts Jackie and Bender brought the stories of Children’s patients, families, staff and volunteers to their listeners across the region, who responded with generous donations.

 

106.1 KISS FM (KBKS), a Clear Channel Radio station, raised $1,090,396.72 for Seattle Children’s Hospital during its 10th annual “Jackie and Bender’s One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon” which took place March 2 and 3.

Radio hosts Jackie and Bender brought the stories of Children’s patients, families, staff and volunteers to their listeners across the region, who responded with generous donations.

"For 10 amazing years, Jackie and Bender have supported Seattle Children's with the Radiothon. They have given a voice to the patients and their families enabling them to share their stories with the community,” said Michele Smith, member, Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. “What a special gift Jackie and Bender and their listeners are to Seattle Children's.  Without the help of our generous community we couldn't keep our promise to the community to provide world class health care to all children in our region, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.  Thank you for 10 wonderful years."

Funds raised through Radiothon will be used for the Children’s Greatest Needs Fund, allowing the hospital the flexibility to fund projects and programs that advance its mission to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease.  Children’s is an important part of the safety net for the region’s children, and with the generous support from community members the hospital is able to deliver on its mission. 

"I continue to be absolutely astonished at the level of generosity that our audience displays every year,” explains Bender, 106.1 KISS FM Morning Show host.  “This year more than ever - think about it. 26 hours … over $1 Million dollars in donations.  I can’t thank everyone enough for making our 10th Anniversary goal come true.”

Online donations will be accepted through the weekend at KISSFMSEATTLE.com.  Listeners can also text in a $10 donation by texting the word CARE to 50555.

Jackie and Bender’s One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon is presented by the John L. Scott Foundation.  The Foundation is funded by the volunteer donations and efforts of John L. Scott sales associates and employees.  The Foundation contributes to 18 children’s hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest.

About Seattle Children’s

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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