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Radiothon Raises More than Half a Million Dollars for Children’s Hospital


ALBANY, N.Y., May 10, 2012—It was a record setting run for the 2012 edition of the Radiothon to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. The two-day event set a new mark by raising $564,022, an increase of more than 17 percent from 2011.  

The 14th annual Radiothon aired May 3-4 on News Talk 810 and 103.1 WGY and 99.5 The River. 

“The Children’s Hospital offers vital services that, in many cases, are unique to our region,” said David A. Clark, M.D., director of the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.  “We are so appreciative to our media partners at WGY and The River for their continued support of this event, and to the community for once again reaching an unprecedented level of generosity.”

“Our passion to support the Radiothon every year never fails to be matched by the heartfelt donations from our listeners,” said Kristen Delaney, V.P. / Regional Market Manager for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Albany. “The daily stories of triumph and recovery from The Children’s Hospital continue to inspire us in the endless commitment to meet the healing needs of local kids and families.”

The 2012 edition of Radiothon was presented by Price Chopper, Freihofer’s and Keeler Motor Car and was supported by nearly 180 volunteers.

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 325 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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Rich Becker
Extension: (518) 262 - 3421
  beckerr@mail.amc.edu



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