Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon
Community’s Support of Radiothon Raises $309,991 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Local airwaves were filled with stories of hope and healing on Thursday, May 12, when Hasbro Children’s Hospital hosted its annual Radiothon in partnership with Cumulus Providence radio stations. The day-long event saw the community come together in an impressive display of generosity, leading to $309,991 raised in support of patient care, research, and programs like Child Life and the Healing Arts at the state’s only pediatric hospital.
“We often hear that our community is fortunate to have a hospital like Hasbro Children’s in its backyard. It turns out that the hospital is fortunate to have the community in our backyard. The support of the incredible community we serve is essential to our ability to care for the most vulnerable among us – and the Radiothon illustrates that perfectly,” said Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD, president of Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals. “I cannot thank our partners at Cumulus enough, or the thousands of generous donors, who made this year’s fundraiser such a success.”
During the 12-hour event, which is broadcast across all Cumulus Providence stations – 92 PRO-FM, Lite 105, News Talk 630 & 99.7, and Hot 106 – listeners across southeastern New England were introduced to Hasbro Children’s patients, families, and staff. As they heard families’ speak of their moving medical journeys with rare, aggressive cancers, cystic fibrosis, lung disease, and life-threatening heart conditions, volunteers manned a socially distanced phone bank on the hospital’s campus, answering calls to accept donations throughout the day.