Sunny 95 Marathon Raises Nearly $282,000 for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

September 30, 2009

Recently, Dino Tripodis and Shawn Ireland, hosts of Sunny 95s Dino & Shawn in the Morning, broadcasted live from Nationwide Childrens Hospital for the Sunny 95 Marathon. This years radio marathon, held September 16-18, raised nearly $282,000 for the Sunshine Fund at Nationwide Childrens, which benefits areas of greatest need at the hospital.

More than 150 volunteers from the community participated by answering phones and taking pledges on the volunteer phone bank. The highlight of the three-day event came during the numerous current and former patients stories that captured the hearts of all involved, listeners, generous donors and volunteers alike.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care 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 more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 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 Abigail Wexner 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