One Big Kiss for Children's Radiothon Exceeds Last Year's Donations, Raises $808,106 for Children's Hospital

KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised more than $808,106 for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its second annual Radiothon, February 5 through 8.


KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised more than $808,106 for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its second annual Radiothon, February 5 through 8.

Seattle, Wash. – KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised more than $808,106 for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its second annual Radiothon, February 5 – 8. The amount exceeded last year's total of $550,000. Radio personalities Jackie and Bender, along with Jake and other on-air KISS 106.1 staff, brought the stories of Children's patients, families, staff and volunteers to their listeners across the region. Listeners called in donations.

"The community's tremendous support has overwhelmed us," said Sue Mecham, Children's Hospital trustee. "We are extremely grateful for the sincerity and compassion Jackie and Bender and the entire KISS 106.1 staff brought to this year's Radiothon. The ability to reach KISS 106.1's audience of younger community members is especially exciting, as it shows the joy of giving is not restricted to any age."

The funds raised from the Radiothon will benefit Children's new patient care facility expansion project. The four-day event was filled with emotional stories from current and past patients and families from start to finish.

"Everyone at KISS 106.1 was absolutely ecstatic about this year's ‘One Big KISS For Children's' and our growing partnership with Children's Hospital," said Mike Preston, KISS 106.1 operations manager. "Jackie and Bender and our whole staff love the chance to be so involved with what is one of our community's most valuable resources."

The Radiothon is an annual KISS 106.1 event in support of Children's.

As both a community hospital for greater Seattle and the pediatric referral center for the Pacific Northwest, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center provides directly or in partnership with others, excellent pediatric care, education and research programs. Children's is an advocate on behalf of health care needs of children at local, state and national levels. Children's provides health care appropriate for the special needs of children regardless of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance is provided based upon family need and hospital resources.

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.