Presented by Entercom Upstate, the 11th annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon raised $240,266 for Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System. The fundraiser took place during a two-day radio broadcast on seven Entercom Upstate stations: 106.3 WORD, ESPN Upstate, Classic Rock 101.1, 93.3 The Planet, Magic 98.9, B93.7, and 96.3 The Block. Funds were also raised through online and text-in donations following the live broadcast. Since 2007, the event has raised more than $3 million.
The funds are being used for Dream Gap, which includes a variety of services that strive to make hospital stays more comfortable and patients and families feel a sense of normalcy.
“Hospital stays can be intimidating, emotional experiences for children and parents,” Dr. Robin LaCroix, medical director of GHS Children’s Hospital, said in a news release. “The funds we receive from Radiothon are critical to ensuring that we can provide these families with the support and resources they need while they are in our care. We are so thankful to the community, and especially to Entercom Upstate listeners, for their continued support of Radiothon.”