iHeartMedia Chicago announced today that “Lurie Children’s Radiothon” raised over $735,000 in support of the patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Lurie Children’s is one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, providing pediatric care, cutting-edge treatments and advanced research.
The “Lurie Children’s Radiothon” was broadcast live on Thursday, December 8 on 93.9 LITE FM, ROCK 95 FIVE, 107.5 WGCI, 103.5 KISS FM, V103 and Inspiration 1390 from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. iHeartMedia Chicago’s on-air personalities encouraged listeners to call or donate online to help fuel research, support families and provide much-needed care to children in the community.
iHeartMedia Chicago and Lurie Children’s partnered with businesses in the Chicagoland community to support the radiothon including Jewel-Osco, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Home Run Inn Pizza, The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle, Coca-Cola Company, Thrivent Financial, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Assurant, Canadian Pacific, C. H. Robinson, Culvers, Dyson and NRG.
“Hats off to the iHeartMedia Chicago team, advertisers and the Chicagoland community who continue to provide overwhelming support for the Lurie Children’s Radiothon,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia Chicago. “The $735,000 raised through donations will have a profound impact on Lurie Children’s patients, parents and families in our local community.”
“The Radiothon has become a Lurie Children’s tradition, and we are so pleased to be able to share the stories of some of our amazing patients as well as our dedicated providers,” said Dr. Tom Shanley, Lurie Children’s President & CEO. “iHeartMedia Chicago and all their listeners help us create healthier futures for children in Chicago and beyond.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Chicago market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.