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One Big KISS for Children's Hospital Radiothon Raises Record $1.23 Million

February 26, 2007

 KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised $1,231,217.10 for Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its 6th annual “One Big KISS for Children’s Hospital” Radiothon, which took place Feb. 21 to 26.

KISS 106.1 FM, an Infinity broadcasting station, raised $1,231,217.10 for Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center during its 6th annual “One Big KISS for Children’s Hospital” Radiothon, which took place Feb. 21 to 26.

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.

“Thank you so much to Jackie and Bender for yet another fantastic year with the KISS 106.1 Radiothon. You inspired our community to give from their hearts to support Children’s Hospital during our centennial year and to provide the best health care possible for children of the northwest,” said Nancy Senseney, Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.

The funds raised from the Radiothon will benefit Children’s greatest needs, allowing the hospital to utilize funds where they are needed most. The four-day event was filled with emotional stories from current and past patients and families from start to finish.

“KISS 106.1 was proud to be a part of this year’s centennial celebration of Children’s Hospital. In fact, through the generosity of KISS listeners, Jackie and Bender were able to reach a milestone of their own this year; passing the $5 million mark in total donations to the hospital over the last six years of Radiothon. We are extremely lucky to have a facility like Children’s taking care of the kids in our community, and the community came together to make sure they knew it,” said Marcus Najera, KISS 106.1 operations manager.

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

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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