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One Big KISS for Children's Hospital Radiothon Raises Record $1,070,000

February 15, 2005

KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised $1,070,000 for Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its 4th annual “One Big KISS for Children’s Hospital” Radiothon, which took place Feb. 9 - 12.

KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised $1,070,000 for Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its 4th annual “One Big KISS for Children’s Hospital” Radiothon, which took place Feb. 9 - 12.

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.

“The community support of Children’s Hospital during the Radiothon was so heartwarming and wonderful. Our heartfelt thanks go to Jackie and Bender for the fantastic, enthusiastic and tireless job they did to help us to help the patients in our area.” said Peggy Habegger, Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees.

The funds raised from the Radiothon will benefit Children’s Greatest Needs, allowing the hospital to utilize funds where it is needed most. The four-day event was filled with emotional stories from current and past patients and families.

“The partnership between Kiss 106.1 and Children’s made beautiful music again this year with radiothon bringing the hospital our biggest show of support yet! Kiss morning hosts Jackie and Bender did an amazing job connecting the stories of patients, families and Children’s with our listeners who truly showed how much they value this incredible hospital,” said Mike Preston, KISS 106.1 operations manager.

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

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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