Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon Radiothon Success Makes More Miracles Phones rang off the hook for the 14th annual Drive for Miracles Radiothon, presented by Tops Friendly Markets. Generous Golisano Children's Hospital supporters called in with donations inspired by heartfelt stories of hope and healing from patients, families, and medical staff. Personal pledges and matches from area businesses helped raised more than $246,000 for the region's only children's hospital. Each year, patient families, medical professionals and volunteers from the community, and local businesses, show their dedication to our patients by helping raise funds for sick and injured children. 100.5 The Drive and WHAM 1180 teamed up to talk with grateful families and shared their courageous stories with the community over two 14 hour days. The Drive’s Julie DePasquale, Bill Moran, Marianne Sierk, Scott Brooks, and Mayor Pete Kennedy joined WHAM’s Bob Lonsberry and JP Hastings in talking with thankful parents, former Miracle Kid patients, and pediatric nurses and doctors who have each felt the impact of donations first hand. We appreciate the support of the program directors Tias Schuster and Joe Bonadonna. Always energetic, the radio emcees shared hospital statistics, the need for advancing medical equipment, and hopes for the future children’s hospital. Jennifer Johnson of 13WHAM-TV did several live broadcasts on day two of the event. Several hours of the Radiothon were dedicated to purchasing leaves for Grace's Garden. Read more in Jennifer's blog post about the inspirational $350,000 commitment she and the 13WHAM team have made to name a special healing garden in remembrance of Grace. To make the two days even more special, Wisteria Flowers & Gifts, a long-time Golisano Children’s Hospital partner, donated colorful floral arrangements that were delivered right to patients’ bed sides as donors made monthly miracle maker pledges. Golisano Children’s Hospital would like to sincerely thank iHeartRadio and 13WHAM-TV for their continuous commitment to the Radiothon, as well as the families who share their stories and volunteers who donate their time to make it the event it has grown to be. Your dedication and hard work continues to make miracles possible. Check out the 2015 Radiothon photo album on our Facebook page. Thanks to our phone bank volunteers from: RE/MAX Plus, Tops Friendly Markets, Walmart, University of Rochester men's and women's tennis and lacrosse teams, Rochester Rotary, Frontier Abstract, the Rochester Amerks, our pediatric nurses and child life staff, and Lattimore Physical Therapy Special thanks to: Tim Hortons, Tops Friendly Markets, Jines, Hegedorns, I-Square, and Wisteria Flowers & Gifts Presenting Sponsor: Tops Friendly Markets Miracle Moment Sponsors: Advantage Federal Credit Union, Patio Enclosures, Reliant Community Credit Union, and GEICO If you'd like to learn about community fundraising events held throughout the year, we invite you to visit our calendar.