(Sioux Falls, SD) – Listeners from the Sioux Falls area raised money to fight pediatric cancer by supporting the 5th annual Results Radio Cure Kids’ Cancer Radiothon.
Sanford Children’s Hospital teamed up with Results Radio during the 36-hour radiothon from March 28-30 to help raise $291,317. Hosts from MIX 97.3, KIKN Country 100.5, B102.7, Hot 104.7 as well as KXRB 1000, KSOO 1140 and Easy 100.1 were live on the air from Carlson Great Hall at Sanford Children’s Hospital interviewing physicians, staff, children and families affected by childhood cancer.
“Thanks to the continued commitment of the Results Radio team, The Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon was once again a huge success,” said Amy Sumner, program director, Cure Kids Cancer. “The success is also proof of what a compassionate community we live in. The people here are willing to give to make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer.”
All proceeds raised through Cure Kids Cancer go directly to programs and services for Sanford Children’s pediatric cancer patients and families, including direct child and family assistance, and pediatric cancer education and research. Camp Bring It On, a camp for children with cancer, will also benefit.
The mission of Cure Kids Cancer is to help children’s cancer centers, like the one at Sanford Children’s, find life-saving treatments and eventually cures for children’s cancer by raising funds and awareness. Sanford Children’s Hospital is one of more than 170 Cure Kids Cancer children’s hospitals across the United States and serves as South Dakota’s only member in the National Cancer Institute sponsored Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
As the areas only Cure Kids Cancer hospital, Sanford Children’s Hospital offers the region’s most comprehensive health care services for children. Leading edge technology, specially trained medical professionals and a vast array of services help meet the multiple medical needs of our patients and their families.