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

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

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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