93.3 LA RAZA Broadcasts 2nd Annual
Radiotón Para Nuestos Niños - Hagamos un Milagro Para los Niños to Support Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
October 18, 2010
Oakland, Calif. - Spanish radio station KRZZ 93.3 LA RAZA will broadcast the second annual Radiotón Para Nuestros Ninos—Radiothon for Our Kids—live from Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland October 22 through October 24. The radiothon will raise funds for the hospital in addition to increasing awareness of the hospital’s exceptional medical services and commitment to children in the Latino community.
“Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland has a profound impact on our community,” said Joe Cunningham, Vice President, SBS National Sales and San Francisco Market Manager, KRZZ. “That became very apparent last year when so many of our 93.3 LA RAZA listeners generously supported this fabulous cause. Nothing is more important for our future than our children, and we need to support those who devote their lives to the health and welfare of our children. 93.3 LA RAZA is honored to be hosting this year’s Children’s Miracle Network radiothon again and we look forward to an even greater success story this year!”
All funds raised during this 3-day event will go towards medical care at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Children’s has been committed to caring for a diverse population throughout the region and state for 98 years and no child is turned away because of a family’s inability to pay. With 200,000 patient visits each year, approximately 19.5 percent of Children’s patients are Latino and close to 24.3 percent of the hospital’s leukemia patients are Latino.
The Radiotón Para Nuestos Niños event will give listeners a chance to hear patients and families tell inspiring firsthand stories of strength and healing and the family-centered support and care offered at Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Tune in and lend your support for this worthwhile cause. For more information, please contact Tina Evans, Director, Children’s Miracle Network, at (510) 428-3885 ext. 5767.
About Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is Northern California’s only independent not-for-profit regional medical center for children. Children’s Hospital Oakland is a national leader in many pediatric specialties and sub-specialties including hematology/oncology, neonatology, cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurosurgery. The hospital is one of only two solely designated California Level 1 pediatric trauma centers with the largest pediatric inpatient critical care unit in the region. Children’s Hospital has 190 licensed beds, 201 hospital-based physicians in 30 specialties, more than 2,700 employees, and an annual operating budget of more than $350 million. Children’s is also a premier teaching hospital with an outstanding pediatric residency program and subspecialty fellowship programs.
Children’s research program, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), is internationally renowned for taking state-of-the-art basic and clinical research and translating it into interventions for treating and preventing human diseases. CHORI has 300 members of its investigative staff, a budget of about $50 million, and is ranked among the nation’s top 10 research centers in National Institutes of Health funding to children’s hospitals. For more information, go to www.childrenshospitaloakland.org and www.chori.org.
About Children’s Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children¹s hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.
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