Miracle Maker: Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
Outstanding Commitment by a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Partner
For the past 15 years Clear Channel Media & Entertainment has been an essential partner of Golisano Children’s Hospital, providing us with invaluable support in our efforts to bring the highest quality care to our patients. Every year Clear Channel has gone above and beyond by making our Drive for Miracles Radiothon possible. 100.5 The Drive and WHAM 1180, along with Clear Channel’s entire team of amazing broadcasting professionals, have gladly donated countless hours of their time to make the Radiothon a success.
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, reaching 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S. While Clear Channel may have a global presence, it remains very active in each of the local communities in which it operates. In Rochester, the success of the Radiothon over the past 15 years would be impossible without the amazing generosity of the Clear Channel team.
The Drive for Miracles Radiothon is a unique opportunity for the Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Rochester community to come together and listen to the incredible stories of our patients and the work being done here. With Clear Channel’s support, the Radiothon raised more than $348,000 in 2014 alone. The entire event makes a real difference in the lives of our patients, and would not be possible without the tremendous work of Clear Channel Communications.
Clear Channels Operations Manager Dave LeFrois said that giving back is an easy decision.
“Once you meet the kids and their families you just want to help,” he said.
100.5 The Drive and WHAM 1180, along with the rest of the Clear Channel team, continue their support of the hospital throughout the year. Clear Channel is always looking for ways to help out with other events, including 100.5 The Drive’s Mistletoe Show, the Fairport Music and Food Festival, and continued sponsorship for the Stroll for Strong Kids.
“It’s not about us,” LeFrois said. “We are just the messenger. We have to take care of one another and our listeners are incredibly generous. The people in Rochester care.”
Clear Channel is a leading corporate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), and this partnership has been essential in making events like the Radiothon such a success. CMNH is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America, including Golisano Children’s Hospital. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with disease, injuries, and birth defects of every kind.
In light of all they have done to bring the Rochester community together for a great cause, we are proud, and honored, to recognize Clear Channel Communications as this year’s award winner for Outstanding Commitment by a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Partner.