Skip to main content
Explore URMC

Golisano Children's Hospital Logo

menu

Cares for Kids Radiothon

Cares for Kids Radiothon Golisano Children's Hospital

Thank you!

A huge thank you to Mix 100.5’s Julie Dunn, J.P. Hastings, Mayor Pete Kennedy, and Scott Brooks; WHAM1180’s Bob Lonsberry, Bill Moran, Dale Budzisewski, Deanna King and Jim Salmon along with WHAM1180 program director, Joe Bonadonna; and 13WHAM’s Jennifer Johnson, all of whom gave their time to help raise money for our patients and families.
Wisteria Flowers and Gifts, a longtime children’s hospital partner, also donated colorful floral arrangements that were delivered to patients’ bedsides.

Many groups volunteered to help answer phones over the 26 hours including our friends from Tops Friendly Markets, Walmart, the Children’s Hospital Board, Advantage Federal Credit Unions, UR Tennis teams, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Frontier Abstract, Drabik’s Orthodontics, and Consilarium Group. Thanks to the many volunteers for their time!

Most of all, we’d like to thank the families who gave their time to come and support our efforts.

Broadcasting from the Strong Memorial Hospital lobby, the Cares for Kids Radiothon raised an astounding $266,072 for the patients and families at Golisano Children’s Hospital, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.

For two days, the greater Rochester community listened to their stories, and learned just how important Golisano Children’s Hospital has been for many of them. Without the support of our community, our hospital would not be able to provide the world-class care that we are known for.

Our thanks to the thousands of people who made donations throughout the two-day event – we are very fortunate to have such an amazing community of supporters!

Presenting Sponsor

  • Tops Friendly Markets

Phone Bank Sponsor

  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Half Day Sponsor

  • Lisa’s Liquor Barn

Miracle Moment Sponsors

  • Advantage Federal Credit Union, Pettis Pools & Patio, and Garber Automotive

Special Thanks to the Following in-kind Donors:

  • Wisteria Flowers and Gifts
  • Champps Restaurant
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • The Pita Pit

Your gift to UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital supports the 85,000 children and families who visit us each year. Thank you for helping to make a difference for the children in our community!

If you'd like to learn about community fundraising events held throughout the year, we invite you to visit our calendar.

Radiothon Photos!