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The 16th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon Sets a New Fundraising Record

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) is excited to announce that the 16th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon, presented by Rowe Westbrook & Rowe Auburn was a record-breaking success! From March 11th to March 13th, our friends at 107.5 Frank FM and 99.9 The Wolf broadcasted 32 hours of inspirational patient stories and live interviews. We are happy to announce the Cares for Kids Radiothon raised a grand total of $471,486!

Yes, you read that number correctly! This year’s grand total of $471,486 set a new fundraising record, surpassing last year’s total of $383,697. We are absolutely blown away by this result.

There are so many people we’d like to thank. To our friends at 107.5 Frank FM and 99.9 The Wolf, thank you for sharing our patient’s stories with your listeners. Thank you for your never-ending enthusiasm for our hospital.

To our sponsors, thank you for your commitment to helping Maine’s sick and injured kids. Together, we are helping make a difference in the lives of so many local children. We are very grateful for your continued support.

To our patients, their families, and staff who participated in an on-air interview during the event, thank you for sharing your story and journey at BBCH with the community. We admire your courage and are grateful that you took the time to open up about such a personal experience. Most of all, you are an inspiration to our community.

And finally, to our donors, our Miracle Makers. Whether you were an individual committing to a monthly donation or a small business making a one-time gift. Thank you. Your donation will stay right here in Maine, supporting local children as they fight their battles in our hospital. You truly helped make miracles possible.

If there’s one thing to learn from the Cares for Kids Radiothon, it’s that so many of our patients and families never expect to stay at BBCH. No parent plans on their child being diagnosed with cancer or a rare genetic condition, or needing treatment after a traumatic injury. But when the unexpected occurs, BBCH is here. Thanks to your support during this event, BBCH will continue to provide world-class care to every child and family that comes through our doors.

We look forward to next March and hope to break another fundraising record during the 17th Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon. Until then, thank you to everyone who supported this event and made miracles possible at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital!