Cook Children’s Health Foundation Has Record Year with Country for the Kids Radiothon
A Radiothon event that featured inspirational stories from Cook Children’s patient families raised a record-breaking $1,045,496.33.
This is the ninth year for the Country for the Kids Radiothon. Two stations, New Country 96.3 and 99.5 The Wolf, broadcast live simultaneously for two days, all in support of raising funds for Cook Children’s. The stations were on the air from their Cumulus Media studios in Dallas on both days and finished the final hours of the Radiothon in a phone bank at the Rosedale Office Building.
“This year’s Country for the Kids Radiothon was a great success thanks to the staff, volunteers, our partnership with 99.5 The Wolf and 96.3 KSCS, but most importantly because of the hundreds of donors in the community that listened to the compelling stories of the incredible care and moments of magic that take place at Cook Children’s and generously gave their support,” said Grant Harris, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Cook Children's Health Foundation.
The money raised was nearly double the previous record set in 2021 with $630,000 in donations.
Several Cook Children’s divisions were involved in making this a success. In addition to the Cook Children’s Health Foundation, help from Information Technology, Desktop, Facilities, Telecom, Information Services, Security and many Cook Children’s phone bank volunteers were all pivotal to ensuring the event went smoothly.
Listeners heard heartwarming stories from patient families, including live interviews and recorded ones. To hear them, please visit the Cook Children’s Health Foundation Facebook page to see several postings from the event.