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"Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon

Since 2000, the Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon, presented by 98.1 KDD, has provided patients and families the opportunity to share their personal stories on the air, prompting hundreds of listeners to call in with pledges to Akron Children's Hospital.

The 2019 Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon raised $691,343 for Akron Children's Hospital. Thank you to all the donors, sponsors and volunteers and our long-time partners at 98.1 KDD who made the event such a huge success.

Have a Heart Do Your Part Radiothon Logo

Pledges are used to buy child-size medical equipment and to fund patient care, community outreach and research. Our success would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers, Change Bandits, donors and sponsors who give their time, talent and treasure to this annual event.

The radiothon kicks off with the help of our Change Bandits - individuals, companies, schools and churches -  who "hold up" their friends, family and co-workers for pocket change. Their change will be collected at our Change Bandit Bash the night before radiothon starts.

Do you have a radiothon story to share?