Spotlight: 19th Annual Helen DeVos Chidren’s Hospital Radiothon

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing children’s hospitals in the Midwest. Annually, over 200,000 children from all over Michigan and beyond, receive care in any of its 50+ specialty lines of service. From 2012 to 2018, it has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is ranked among the top five largest in the country. The children’s hospital is part of a larger network known as Spectrum Health Hospital Group.

In its 19th year, the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Radiothon is a two-day call-in fundraiser. Its broadcast on the family favorite radio station STAR 105.7, country music radio giant B-93.7, and on the lakeshore country radio station “The Moose” 107MUS—each heard throughout West Michigan. Each station creates its own distinct broadcast and content. Funds are raised in a variety of ways including phone pledges made by listeners, corporate sponsorships, volunteer pledges, and in-kind donations.

This year we hope to raise $350,000 towards the annual fund for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Funds raised will support 20 different programs like the center for child protection, the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team (P.O.R.T.), the Secchia CarePartners program, injury prevention, The Gerber Foundation Neonatal Center, family support, and many more services.

Listen In; Call or Text
A simple way to support the event is to tune in and listen. Make a $10 donation by texting KIDS to 41010 or a $5 donation by texting CURE to 41010 or call in anytime during the broadcast to pledge your support at 1.877.953.KIDS or (616) 391-2999. Bish and Bash

Ornaments
Come on down during the broadcast and pick up a handcrafted ornament by Bish & Bash. All proceeds from the sale of these homemade ornaments support the wish list of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. For specific times when ornaments will be for sale contact Laurie Alighire at laurie.alighire@spectrumhealth.org or (616) 391-9125.

What: Radiothon
Where: Tune in to STAR 105.7, B-93.7 or 107MUS
When: Dec.6 and 7, 6 a.m.—6 p.m.

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