NEWS RADIO 810 & 103.1 WGY’S AND 99.5 THE RIVER’S
2017 CARES FOR KIDS RADIOTHON RAISES OVER $265,000 FOR BERNARD & MILLIE DUKER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT ALBANY MED
ALBANY, N.Y., May 10, 2017 — Members of the Capital Region community pledged their support to help sick and injured children at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, by donating over $265,000 during the 19th annual News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY and 99.5 the River Cares for Kids Radiothon.
“We are tremendously grateful for the generosity shown by our community each year during the radiothon,” said David A. Clark, M.D., director of the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital. “That support, along with the dedication of our sponsors and media partners at iHeartMedia, helps ensure that we can provide the best care possible for all of our patients.”
The 25-hour live radio broadcast took place at the Albany Medical Center on May 4 and 5, where on-air personalities Chuck & Kelly from News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY, and Kevin & Shanna from 99.5 The River encouraged the local community to support the hospital’s pediatric health care programs. Throughout the Cares for Kids Radiothon nearly 20 families shared inspirational stories of hope and healing.
Every dollar raised supports programs and services at the children’s hospital, the only one of its kind in the region.
“iHeartMedia Albany has partnered with the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center for 19 successful years for the Cares for Kids Radiothon,” said Kristen Delaney, Area President for iHeartMedia Albany. “I’m proud of News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY and 99.5 The River for joining our listeners to help local children and families seeking treatment at the hospital, which is an invaluable resource for the community.”
The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center treats all children regardless of their ability to pay. This year’s radiothon also benefited from the support of over 150 volunteers that answered calls and processed donations.
The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is a 125-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England. It is staffed by 140 physicians trained in 40 subspecialties and more than 400 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers and child-life specialists.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 450 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
About iHeartMedia Albany:
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