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

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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