Radiothon brings in $205,000 for Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Children’s Hospital of Georgia patient Emma Taylor holds a check representing donations and pledges made to the area’s only children’s hospital during the Cares for Kids Radiothon along with radio celebrities from iheart stations 104.3 WBBQ, 96.3 Kiss FM and G 105.7 and staff from CHOG.

The 15th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon, one of the largest fundraisers for the not-for-profit Children’s Hospital of Georgia, concluded at noon Saturday with a “big check presentation” marking $204,469.71 in donations and pledges received in support of the hospital over the three-day event.

Local iheart radio stations and Cares for Kids partners 104.3 WBBQ, 96.3 Kiss FM, and G 105.7 began broadcasting early Thursday, asking listeners to call in and become “miracle makers” for the area’s only children’s hospital. Also during the broadcast, patients, families and staff shared inspirational stories about the care they have received at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, one of the nation’s best for pediatric care.

The Cares for Kids Radiothon is the largest single Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser for CHOG. After the photo was taken, more donations came in raising the total to $205,079, which is $35,000 more than was raised last year.

Pledges to CHOG can be made year-round. Call 706-721-4004 or email for more information.

The 154-bed not-for-profit CHOG is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care, as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children. CHOG was recently ranked as the nation’s top performing hospital in pediatric quality and safety by the University HealthSystem Consortium of academic medical centers. Visit CHOG on Facebook or follow CHOG on Twitter.

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Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or

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