Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon Slated for April 17-18

April 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 Childrens Hospital in support of its cancer and blood disease programs and research.

The Radiothon will broadcast over Radio Ones 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 Childrens to benefit from an event that will showcase the extensive reach of its cancer program. With 106 new diagnoses every year, nationally recognized Nationwide Childrens 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 Ive 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 Childrens 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 Childrens cancer and blood disease programs and research.

Nationwide Childrens 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.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.