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Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon Slated for April 17-18

Radiothon benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital


COLUMBUS, OH - 4/8/2008

Tune in! And turn it up! Radio One Columbus goes on the air to fight childhood cancer Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18, with phone lines remaining open through Saturday, April 19. The Third Annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital in support of its cancer and blood disease programs and research.

The Radiothon will broadcast over Radio One’s three local stations, Power 107.5, Joy 106.3 and Magic 98.9, and will be live Thursday and Friday from the hospital.

The Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon provides an opportunity for Nationwide Children’s to benefit from an event that will showcase the extensive reach of its cancer program. With 106 new diagnoses every year, nationally recognized Nationwide Children’s has the largest childhood cancer center in Ohio. More than 1,000 children are in various stages of cancer treatment at the hospital. The Radiothon seeks to increase community awareness on the many challenges that surround childhood cancer, as well as raise much-needed funds.

Paul Strong, morning show host from Power 107.5, is honored to participate in the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon.

“I have a deep respect for the children I’ve met and their parents,” Strong said. “I have three children of my own and I can only imagine how difficult it would be to receive this kind of devastating news. We are fortunate to have a hospital the caliber of Nationwide Children’s right here in Columbus.”

Last year, callers from the central Ohio community raised more than $91,000 during the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon for Nationwide Children’s cancer and blood disease programs and research.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Radio One Columbus invites the public to make an impact. Listen for patients’ stories about their struggles with cancer, learn how to aid in the fight against childhood cancer and call 1-888-780-8811 to make a gift.

To make a donation online and for more information about the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon, visit www.power1075.com, www.magic989.com or www.joy106.com.

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