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iHeartMedia and News 12 NBC 26 join forces to support Children’s Hospital of Georgia

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Written by Nicole Page

The 21st annual iHeart Media Cares for Kids Radiothon will raise money to support Children’s Hospital of Georgia, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year’s Radiothon raised more than $237,000 for Children’s Hospital.

The 21st annual iHeart Media Cares for Kids Radiothon takes place Dec. 2-4 in partnership with WRDW News 12 NBC 26. iHeartMedia stations 104.3 WBBQ, KISS 96.3, and 105.7 The Bull will join forces with News 12 NBC 26 to share unique stories of specialized patient care provided at the nation’s highest-ranking academic health center for pediatric quality and safety – the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

The 21st annual iHeartMedia Cares for Kids Radiothon will broadcast live from the lobby of the Children’s Hospital from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday sharing dozens of miracle stories, interviews and information about the indispensable local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. In addition, News 12 NBC 26 will have live segments during the regularly scheduled newscasts to support the largest annual fundraiser for Augusta’s only children’s hospital, including sharing patient stories and shopping for things the hospital needs.

Caring for kids requires expertly trained pediatric specialists, because they’re not just little adults. That’s why community and national support is so vital to keep the not-for-profit Children’s Hospital of Georgia running smoothly by enabling the purchases of unique items like Kangaroo Chairs, Gliders, Mamaroo Swings, transilluminators, Child Life supplies, bassinets, blanket warmers, and funds for several annual kids’ camps.

Last year, more than $237,000 was raised during Radiothon to fund specialized pediatric care and equipment at Children’s. You can support the Children’s Hospital of Georgia this year by making a pledge at 1-866-412-KIDS (5437) during the event or at the Cares for Kids website anytime. With your help, the thousands of children that enter the doors of CHOG each year will have a better chance at living a more quality life through the medical advances and care found only at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital like Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

The final tally will be announced at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

About the author

Nicole Page

Nicole Page is a marketing intern in Communications and Marketing at AU Health. She is a senior majoring in communications at Augusta University and a student athlete competing on the women's golf team.