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US 103.5 Cares for Kids Fifth Annual Radiothon Raises $191,728 for All Children's Hospital
Dec. 7, 2012 (St. Petersburg, FL) Tampa Bay's best country radio station once again has stepped up for the region's premiere children's hospital.
The fifth annual US 103.5 Cares for Kids Radiothon raised $191,728 for All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, a nearly 7% increase over last year's total.
The two-day on-air event on Thursday, Dec. 6 & Fri. Dec. 7 featured families and patients from all across the region and the state - places like Plant City, Dunedin, Melbourne, Trinity, Tampa and St. Petersburg. They shared their stories of expert and compassionate care they received at All Children's Hospital.
The success of the 2012 Radiothon began with a commitment from its Presenting Sponsor, Foresters - a life insurance provider committed to the wellbeing of families. In addition to presenting the hospital with a $10,000 check on-air, Foresters volunteers manned phones to take callers' pledges.
"This is a great illustration of community support in the season of giving," said Jenine Rabin, Executive Vice President of the All Children's Hospital Foundation. "Working on the Radiothon phone bank, I was moved to hear the stories of of people giving back to All Children's out of gratitude for the care their loved ones had received - and others giving because they want to support the work that is done here. It's community generosity that helps us to provide top-notch care as we evolve into a leading pediatric academic medical center. We reached our goal of $190,000 this year and this support will directly impact the care that we will continue to provide to our patients and families. We are fortunate that US 103.5 has invested the time and effort to bring our stories to their listeners for the past five years."
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About All Children's Hospital
Children are the sole focus of All Children's Hospital and its new, million-square-foot St. Petersburg FL campus devoted to pediatric specialty care. The ten-story All Children's Hospital and its adjacent Outpatient Care Center (dedicated in January 2010) replace an existing 42-year old facility just two blocks away.
All Children's Hospital is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Children's is the only US hospital outside of the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metroplex to achieve that distinction. It is also the only hospital on Florida's West Coast totally devoted to children's care - a leader in pediatric treatment, education, research and advocacy. As a regional referral center for children with some of the most challenging medical problems, All Children's draws patients from throughout Florida, all 50 states and 36 foreign countries. The mission of this private, not-for-profit hospital is rooted in its beginnings in 1926 as Florida's first Crippled Children's Hospital for polio victims. All Children's understands that it's not enough to treat disease -- that true progress comes from teaching and research to cure disease. All Children's shares its pediatric expertise through research & education affiliations with 70 different institutions including Johns Hopkins Medicine, the University of South Florida (USF Health) as well as Moffitt Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.