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Radiothon Raises $528,507 For Sick Kids

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Radiothon Raises $528,507 For Sick Kids

Austin and his mother give a thumbs up to the Champions for Kids Radiothon at American Family Children's HospitalMadison, Wisconsin - Listeners of Tracy and Mike in the Morning on 96.3 Star Country radio in Madison pledged $528,507 for American Family Children’s Hospital in the eighth annual Champions for Kids Radiothon.

The three-day, 39-hour radio broadcast hosted by Tracy Dixon and Mike Heller of Clear Channel Radio station 96.3 Star Country ended Friday night with the announcement of the grand total. Former and current patients, some of the most seriously ill children and their families told their personal stories during the Radiothon.

In addition to Tracy and Mike, on-air personalities from other Clear Channel Madison stations participated. Those stations include WZEE (104.1 FM), WIBA-FM (101.5 FM), WIBA-AM (1310 AM) and WTSO (1070 AM).

The pledges made support American Family Children’s Hospital operations and research, as well as the Sick Kids Can’t Wait Campaign. Launched in February, Sick Kids Can’t Wait is a four-year, $32 million building project to meet the growing needs of the hospital and the health care needs of area children.

American Family Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive children’s medical and surgical center that provides round-the-clock care in 28 pediatric specialties. The 61-bed hospital was named one of the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in seven specialties by U.S News and World Report.

Tracy Dixon and Mike Heller from Star Country 96.3 give their first Champions for Kids Radiothon a thumbs up.

Date Published: 05/11/2012