Phones rang off the hook at the 2014 Drive for Miracles Radiothon, presented by Tops Friendly Markets. Patient families, medical professionals and volunteers from the community, and local businesses, showed their dedication to UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital by helping raise more than $328,000, a record-breaking success — $100,000 more than last year!
100.5 The Drive, WHAM 1180, and 13WHAM-TV teamed up for the two-day event February 13 and 14 to talk with grateful families and share stories of hope and healing with the community. The Drive’s J.P., Julie, Bill Moran and Mayor Pete Kennedy joined WHAM’s Chet Walker and Bob Lonsberry in talking with thankful parents, former Miracle Kid patients, and pediatric nurses and doctors who have each felt the impact of donations first hand.
Jennifer Johnson and Adam Chodak of 13WHAM-TV teamed up to do several live broadcasts on Valentine’s Day in memory of Jennifer’s daughter and 2012 Miracle Kid “Amazing Grace” Esposito. Read more in Jennifer’s blog post about the inspirational $350,000 commitment she and the 13WHAM team have made, which will name a special healing garden in remembrance of Grace. All of the money donated during the Radiothon on Friday will go toward Grace’s fund for the children’s hospital.