TENTH ANNUAL WDRC-FM RADIOTHON RAISES $231,330
For the 10th year in a row, 102.9 DRC-FM loyal listeners kicked off Labor Day weekend by donating $231,330 to the Annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon benefiting Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
"Everyone at Connecticut Children's is extremely grateful to our very special partners in caring, the 102.9 DRC-FM team, WFSB-Channel 3 and their listeners and viewers for their generosity in support of the children and families who entrust their care to us. Our doctors, nurses and their colleagues could not give these children the care they deserve without your gifts," said Martha Schall, president of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation. "Over these ten years, more than $1.9 million has been raised making an important difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children."
Radiothon took place from Thursday, August 30th through Saturday, September 1st and aired live from Connecticut Children's. The DRC-FM team of Jerry Kristafer from the Big D Morning Show along with Program Director Grahame Winters, Mike Stevens and Floyd Wright, were on air for 41 hours. WFSB meteorologist Scot Haney once again got the weekend off to an amazing start with a simultaneous live broadcast from Connecticut Children's on August 30th.
Children and families shared their stories of the medical miracles and very special caregivers that they have experienced at Connecticut Children's, inspiring over 1,000 Miracle Maker donors.
"Thank you to all our listeners. Your support has made possible investments in research, technology and people that make the Medical Center a unique resource in Connecticut and a national leader in new treatments and potential cures for childhood diseases and disorders," said Grahame Winters.