Univision Radiothon Raises $4.7 Million Fot St. Jude's
March 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM (PT)
UNIVISION RADIO and its listeners raised more than $4.7 million in cash and pledges during the 14th annual PROMESA Y ESPERANZA (Promise and Hope) radiothon, held FEBRUARY 3rd and 4th, benefiting ST. JUDE CHILDREN's Research Hospital. UNIVISION stations across the country and PUERTO RICO dedicated more than 30 hours of programming to raising funds that will help to provide treatments, housing, food and transportation to patients and their families free of charge.
"We are delighted to have been able to support ST. JUDE's mission via our Radio and Interactive platforms and through the work of some of Hispanic AMERICA's most-beloved personalities," UNIVISION LOCAL MEDIA Pres. PETER WALKER said. "We are proud to leverage our stations across the nation in support of the important work of ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL."
"We are truly thankful to UNIVISION RADIO for its continued support of the Promesa y Esperanza radiothon," said RICHARD C. SHADYAC JR., CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of ST. JUDE. "UNIVISION RADIO and its employees have been a dedicated partner by sharing the ST. JUDE mission with the Hispanic community and raising funds to help ST. JUDE find cures for cancer and other deadly childhood diseases."