KMLE (Country 107.9)/Phoenix Raises Over $300k For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
December 14, 2015 at 2:15 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Country KMLE (COUNTRY 107.9)/PHOENIX took to the local airwaves for two days on DECEMBER 10th and 11th with stories of hope asking the community to unite and donate to help kids fighting cancer and other deadly diseases, ultimately raising more than $302,500 to ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.
The KMLE COUNTRY CARES FOR KIDS RADIOTHON donation was handed to ALSAC Sr. Regional Devellopment Reprsentative for Field Operations KAILEY McCARTY on behalf of the hospital.
Said McCARTY: “We are grateful to KMLE and the KMLE Nation for helping us raise awareness about how ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer by freely sharing its research. Thanks to generous donations from listeners, no family ever receives a bill from ST. JUDE for treatment, travel, housing and food.”
This marks the fourth year KMLE has held the RADIOTHON, raising a combined total over $1 million.
KMLE on-air personalities NINA D., CHRIS MATTHEWS, DAVID DEAN, KIMMIE CARUBA and LUNCHBOX BEN led the way in asking listene4rs to become a PARTNER IN HOPE and donate $20 a month – just $.67 a day -- to help cure childhood cancer and save the lives of those taken too soon.
CBS RADIO PHOENIX VP Programming TIM RICHARDS said: “We want to thank the KMLE Nation for the amazing support for ST. JUDE. The outpouring from the PHOENIX community exceeded our expectations. We’re honored to work with ST. JUDE.”
All of the proceeds from the KMLE COUNTRY CARES FOR KIDS RADIOTHON Cwere donated to ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL to help cover their daily operating costs of $2 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions.