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Record-Setting Radiothon Raises More Than $600,000 for Children's Hospital

ALBANY, N.Y., May 6, 2013—The 2013 Cares for Kids Radiothon to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center was another record-setter. The two-day event surpassed the $600,000 mark for the first time raising a total of $626,172, an increase of more than 10 percent from 2012.

The 15th annual Radiothon aired May 2-3 on News Talk 810 and 103.1 WGY and 99.5 The River. 

“Once again members of our community have shown how much they value the Children’s Hospital at Albany Med,” said David A. Clark, M.D., director of the Children’s Hospital. “We are so thankful for their generosity as well as the continued support of our media partners at WGY and The River.  Their combined efforts will help the Children’s Hospital continue to offer vital services that, in many cases, are unique to our region.”

“We are so pleased to partner with the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center and the community for this record-setting event,” said Kristen Delaney, V.P./regional market manager for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Albany. “The Cares for Kids Radiothon is important to our entire community because it raises funds to help local kids and their families meet and defeat medical challenges, and also allows WGY and The River to share their stories of triumph.”

The Radiothon involved more than 120 volunteers and was presented by Price Chopper, Freihofer’s and Keeler Motor Car.

The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is a 125-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England. It is staffed by 110 physicians trained in 34 subspecialties and more than 300 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers and child-life specialists.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.

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Sue Ford
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  fords@mail.amc.edu



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