MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM’s 15th annual Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital starts Tuesday, February 10th and will run through Thursday, February 12th. MIX morning show hosts, Bill Jordan and Lynda Loveland, will kick off the annual fund raising event live from Duke.
MIX is offering several ways to contribute during the 2009 Radiothon. Listeners can pledge online or via phone – toll free at 1-866-684-1015, or locally at (919) 684-1015. Volunteers are answering phones and taking pledges from 6am until 9pm. The phone bank will open at 6am on February 10th and will close at 6pm on February 12th. Checks, credit cards and electronic funds transfers are accepted.
WRAL-FM listeners can also donate in a different way: by joining the Change Bandit program. Listeners can drop off their change during the Radiothon in the Duke Children’s Hospital lobby to contribute to the coin collection portion of the Radiothon.
Funds raised through the Radiothon provide patient support materials such as toys for the playroom and parent education materials. Funds also support research into the causes and possible cures for devastating childhood illnesses.
A check in the amount of total funds raised will be presented live in the final hour of the Radiothon broadcast. Over the past 14 years, MIX 101.5 has raised over 9.7 million dollars for the kids at Duke Children’s Hospital.
About Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center:
Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, located in Durham, N.C., is nationally ranked among the best in pediatric health care programs.
Caring for children is our number one priority, from routine check-ups and immunizations to the treatment of life-threatening injuries and illnesses. At Duke Children’s, we provide hope and the most advanced health care available. Offering innovative procedures including stem cell and bone marrow transplants as well as a variety of support services for our patients and their families, Duke Children’s cares for children from around the world.
We are also a critical local resource – taking care of 60 percent of Durham’s children with over 70 percent of patients coming from central North Carolina. For more information please visit www.dukechildrens.org.