Published on Sunday, 09 September 2012 16:56
The 13th Annual Eric & Kathy 36-Hour Radiothon kicked off this past Friday morning
on WTMX-FM/101.9 The Mix at 6:00am and went on through Saturday evening at 6:00pm. While the radiothon did not set a record amount of donations this year, as it did last year it came awfully close.
The 10th annual radiothon raised just over $1.6 million. The 11th annual radiothon raised well over $1.7 million. Last year's 12th annual radiothon raised a record $1,812,828. This year, Eric Ferguson, Kathy Hart, and the whole staff at WTMX-FM and Hubbard Broadcasting Chicago was able to raise $1,722,153 for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, aiding the kids and their families in need. The number falls less than $100,000 short of setting a new record, but is still an incredible amount of donations, especially considering the tough current economic climate.
That means in the 13 straight years that the station has been doing these radiothons, it has raised approximately $22 million. 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 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, helping to make differences in the lives of many sick children and their loved ones.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to help provide care to over 126,000 patients and families each year.
Those interested can still make donations at this link HERE
Photos of the 13th Annual Eric & Kathy 36-Hour Radiothon can been seen HERE
, while videos of the event can be seen on The Mix's YouTube channel HERE