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''One Big KISS for Children's Hospital'' Radiothon Raises $880,000

February 09, 2004

Seattle, Wash.: KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised more than $880,000 for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its third annual "One Big KISS for Children's Hospital" Radiothon, which took place Feb. 4 – 7.

Seattle, Wash.: KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised more than $880,000 for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its third annual "One Big KISS for Children's Hospital" Radiothon, which took place Feb. 4 – 7.

Radio personalities Jackie and Bender, along with other on-air KISS 106.1 staff, brought the stories of Children's patients, families, staff and volunteers to their listeners across the region, who responded with generous donations.

"From the time of Children's inception in 1907 by Anna Clise, this hospital and the community have worked together to provide medical care for all of our children," said Cary Young, trustee, Children's Hospital Guild Association.

"In the spirit of Children's Hospital's traditional Penny Drive which raised thousands of dollars one penny at a time, Jackie and Bender have reached out to their listeners and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through monthly $20 donations.

Jackie and Bender, the KISS 106.1 radio station and their staff are true community leaders in the spirit of Anna Clise. We are eternally grateful that they have chosen to support Children's Hospital and its mission to care for all of the children in this community."

The funds raised from the Radiothon will benefit Children's uncompensated care and other hospital needs. The four-day event was filled with emotional stories from current and past patients and families from start to finish.

"Once again the KISS listeners have come through for this year's ‘One Big KISS For Children's' Radiothon," said Mike Preston, KISS 106.1 operations manager. "Jackie and Bender have bonded with the hospital and its family, and it's clear that the KISS 106.1 audience has too!"

The Radiothon, an annual KISS 106.1 event in support of Children's, was sponsored by Foresters and the John L. Scott Foundation.

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, 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, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. 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 http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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