Local Radio Station Raises Money for In-house Radio Station
Miami - Power 96 and morning talk show host DJ Laz raised over $160,000 this year during their 36-hour Radiothon benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital’s Radio Lollipop program. The innovative, in-house radio station was designed to stimulate the minds and raise the spirits of young patients in the hospital. Power 96 accepted donations from the community at several Walmart locations in Miami-Date and Broward Counties on August 11 and 12. One hundred percent of proceeds benefited Miami Children’s Hospital.
About Radio Lollipop
Founded in England in 1979, today Radio Lollipop boasts a worldwide audience. This international, non-profit organization’s mission is to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children in the hospital. Radio Lollipop, housed at Miami Children’s Hospital, is the first interactive-in-house radio station in the United States. This program is staffed by volunteers and the day-to-day running operation of Radio Lollipop depends completely on charitable donations and on fundraising activities.
About Miami Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 and 2009 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.