The 21st annual 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital raised $386,557 in 2 days, bringing the event’s historic total raised to more than $11.8 million.
“I’m truly amazed and couldn’t be more grateful every year for the way the community shows their support for the hospital through Radiothon,” said Nicci Avalon, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program manager at Akron Children’s.
Throughout the 2-day event, Keith Kennedy, Kat Jackson and Tony McGinty from KDD’s morning show broadcasted live from the hospital’s lobby and encouraged listeners to call or text in a donation.
“This event wouldn’t happen without the continued support of everyone at KDD,” said Avalon. “Their passion for this event shows every year, and they do one of the most impactful parts of the event – sharing the incredible stories from our patient families.”
Special thanks to the donors like Giant Eagle and the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital who stepped up to match donations that came in throughout Radiothon, doubling or even tripling the impact for Akron Children’s patients. Thank you also to Lexus of Akron/Canton, FirstEnergy and Charles Schwab for their ongoing, tremendous support of Radiothon.
Thank you also to the more than 300 volunteers from over 30 area companies, groups and hospital departments who worked the phone banks throughout Radiothon, and the additional 250 volunteers who made the event possible.