Mike-FM helps Franciscan Hospital for Children
93-7 Mike FM, the station that constantly plugs its slogan - 'We Play Everything' - may really have to prove it all tomorrow(12/11) as it holds its 4th annual radiothon to raise funds for Franciscan Children's Hospital. Listeners will be able to call in between 7am and 7pm to request any song they want to hear in exchange for a donation. Here's the official release :
93-7 MIKE FM PRESENTS THE MIKE FM REQUEST FOR HELP TO BENEFIT FRANCISCAN HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN BROUGHT TO YOU BY SBLI
Mike FM listeners to call in with song requests in exchange for donations to the hospital
Boston, MA (December 8, 2009) - 93-7 Mike FM is proud to announce that they are once again teaming up with the Franciscan Hospital for Children to present the 4th annual Mike FM Request for Help radiothon to help raise money for the hospital. It will take place on Friday, December 11, 2009 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
93-7 Mike FM will be encouraging their listeners to call in and donate money in exchange for a song request. The bigger the donation one makes will determine how obscure the song request can be. A combination of prominent Bostonians and athletes will donate an hour of their time to volunteer their time as guest DJ’s throughout the radiothon. They will be on air to speak about the fundraiser and encourage 93-7 Mike FM listeners to pledge money. Among those slated to appear are Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa from the Boston Herald’s Inside Track; WCVB’s Janet Wu, Kelly Tuthill and Randy Price; former Celtics great JoJo White; former Patriot Joe Andruzzi; WBZ-TV anchors Jack Williams and Lisa Hughes; Fox 25’s Maria Stephanos and Mark Ockerbloom; and others.
"The Request for Help is such an important and meaningful event to all of us at the station,” said Bill Alfano, Director of Marketing for Entercom Boston. “Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of spending a lot of time at the hospital and visited with many of the patients, so we feel a very personal relationship to Franciscan’s. The staff provides amazing care and compassion for children and their families. I encourage everyone to donate this year, all donations are greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts.”
"Franciscan Hospital for Children is extremely grateful for the generosity shown by Mike FM and its listeners every year," said Franciscan Hospital for Children Chief Development Officer Steven Snyder. "The Request for Help has a major impact on the hospital, our programs and, most importantly, our children. We'd like to extend thanks to everyone helping to make this year's radiothon a success."
Those looking to call the Mike FM Request for Help hotline and make a donation can call 866-931-MIKE (6453) anytime between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday. Donations will also be accepted online at www.937mikefm.com.
93-7 Mike FM will also host its Annual Mascot Musical Chairs Pizza Party for patients at the hospital on Wednesday of this week. Mascots from the local pro teams will join a festive holiday pizza party featuring dancing, entertainment provided by The Boston Party Professionals, food and a hilarious musical chairs competition among the mascots.
93-7 MIKE-FM is Entercom Boston LLC’s Variety Hits radio station. Entercom Communications is one of the nation's top five largest radio broadcasters with stations in 19 markets including Boston, Providence, Indianapolis, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Norfolk, New Orleans, Memphis, Buffalo, Greensboro, Rochester, Greenville/Spartanburg, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Wichita, Madison and Gainesville/Ocala.
Franciscan Hospital for Children, located in Boston’s neighborhood of Brighton, is the leading pediatric rehabilitation center in New England. The hospital offers medical, behavioral and educational services for children with complex issues requiring interdisciplinary care. For more information on the hospital visit www.franciscanhospital.org.
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