Published on Thursday, 06 September 2012 08:05
Tomorrow, WTMX-FM's Eric & Kathy will once again begin their annual 36 hour radiothon for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children's Memorial Hospital). Every year since 2000, The Mix's extremely popular morning show has been doing this marathon broadcast, drawing attention and raising funds for Chicago's top pediatric hospital.
The 13th Annual Eric & Kathy 36-Hour Radiothon kicks off Friday morning at 6:00am and ends Saturday at 6:00pm. Throughout these 36 hours, Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart, along with the rest of the morning show staff and most of WTMX-FM's entire air personalities at varying times, will be on the air bringing stories about families who have used Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Children's Memorial Hospital services and the medical staff of the hospital who helped to change those families lives.
On most of September 7th and 8th, the Hubbard Broadcasting Chicago radio group will spend the day and a half broadcasting live from the new hospital location. In June 2012, Children's Memorial's main hospital moved to 225 E. Chicago Avenue, and was renamed the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
In addition to listening on WTMX-FM/101.9, fans can watch the show via webcam at this link HERE
. WTMX's website will also have a message board set up for fans to share stories at this link HERE
Donations can be made online via this link HERE
Last year's radiothon raised a record $1,812,828. In the 12 straight years that the station has been doing these radiothons, it has raised just over $20 million in donations for the pediatric hospital. Although radio stations here in Chicago and nationwide often do radiothons, Eric & Kathy's annual event has consistently been among the highest grossing radio fundraisers in the entire country.
100% of the money raised by this radiothon stays here in Chicago and is funneled to the greatest areas of need at the hospital, helping to make differences in the lives of many sick children and their loved ones.
The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is an Illinois not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to help provide care to over 126,000 patients and families each year.