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

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

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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