HOUSTON – Jan. 3, 2013 – CBS Radio Houston station, KLOL – Mega 101 FM, helped Texas Children’s Hospital reach Houstonians via the airwaves to help raise $427,602 during the second annual Hispanic Radiothon, a more than 100 percent increase over the funds raised during the inaugural Hispanic Radiothon. The Hispanic Radiothon helps to raise much needed funds to support Texas Children’s Charity Care Program which helps underinsured and uninsured families get the health care their children need.
During the two-day broadcast, Dec. 13 and Dec.14, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. KLOL - Mega 101 FM turned their normal broadcasts over to help generate awareness and support from the Houston community. The radio station also broadcasted the Radiothon live at various locations around the city during the event.
“Local radio’s main purpose is to serve our community and I am so thrilled we were able to raise more than $400,000 that will stay here in Houston to help the children who need it most…it shows what Texans will do to support one another,” said KLOL’s general manager, Sarah Frazier.
Texas Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the finest pediatric care possible to every child—regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Through the Charity Care program, Texas Children’s provides more than $120 million in community outreach and pediatric patient care to tens of thousands of under- or uninsured children. Texas Children’s Charity Care and its various programs rely on community support to help meet the needs of these children and end needless suffering.
For more information about Charity Care at Texas Children’s Hospital, visit http://texaschildrens.org/CommunityInvestment/.
About Texas Children's HospitalTexas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is
committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in
patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top
children’s hospitals in the nation, Texas Children’s has recognized Centers of
Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart
Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the
country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which
includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas
Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility
focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a
community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on
Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org.
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