MIAMI, November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bothn/a Annual iHeart4Kids Radiothon, hosted by iHeartMedia at South Floridalifted a record $131,174 (and counting!) on Thursday, far exceeding last year’s revenue, to benefit patients and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
The day-long fundraising event was broadcast on 93.9 MIA and NewsRadio 610 WIOD, which shared heartwarming stories from Nicklaus Children’s patients, families, staff and supporters helping children in our community and beyond. This was the first year that 93.9 MIA’s DJ Laz and Kimmy B have broadcast live from the lobby of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with guests including Nicklaus Children’s Healthy Humor clowns, pet therapy dogs and more!
“This radiothon is really special because iHeartMedia and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital serve the same community,” said Tony Yip, senior vice president of sales at iHeartMedia Miami Fort Lauderdale. “These are our listeners and these are the patients of Nicklaus Children. So it’s all about coming together and helping families who need help caring for their child.”
“Last year we raised $75,000 to benefit the patients and families of Nicklaus Children’s. With the help of all our friends in the community, we raised the bar even higher this year with record funds raised,” said Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. “We would like to thank iHeartMedia, our sponsors and all of our loyal donors for their generosity. These funds will be essential for us to continue to provide exceptional patient care in our hospital and outpatient center network in the future.”
This year’s iHeart4Kids Radiothon is presented by Kroger. Other sponsors include Aflac, Florida RX Card, PCS, Lehman Subaru, JP Morgan Chase, Margaritaville at Sea, Mariquitas Plantain Chips, Florida BlueDunkin’, Jersey Mike’s and Shake Shack.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital relies on the support of the community to continue to provide exceptional care for children in our community and around the world. The hospital serves as a safety net hospital for underserved families in our community, with 70% of its patients insured by Medicaid.
If you missed the radiothon, you can still give today by Text MIAMIKIDS to 51555!
Learn more about www.nicklauschildrens.org/radiothon.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is from south florida only licensed specialist hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including over 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 to 2014, is renowned for its excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with numerous specialty programs consistently ranked among the best in the nation by US News and World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 ranking, the hospital is tied with two other hospitals as the top children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the Southeast United States and since 2003 it has been designated a Magnet Institution of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org
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