Cooley Dickinson Hosting Radiothon Today to Support COVID-19 Response Fund

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is hosting a radiothon today, April 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to raise funds for the hospital’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Participating stations include 93.9 the River, WHMP-AM (1240 and 1400 AM/101.5 and 107.5 FM), 95.3 Bear Country, Oldies 96.9, and Hits 94.3.

“Cooley Dickinson is always here for our community, and there has never been a time like this when we need your help and support more,” Cooley Dickinson President and CEO Joanne Marqusee said. “The COVID-19 Response Fund has been created specifically for patients to get the care they need during this public-health crisis. Your support is critical to help us and our dedicated healthcare workers continue to take care of our community.”

Funds raised during the radiothon will help Cooley Dickinson purchase needed equipment like N95 masks, gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizer, supporting care that is needed, and provided, 24/7.

Every gift will be matched up to $75,000 thanks to generous support from local community members and local businesses like Greenfield and Northampton Cooperative Bank, bankESB, Burger King, Greenfield Savings Bank, and the Cooley Dickinson medical staff.

Local residents can support the Response Fund by calling (413) 582-GIVE, visiting www.cooleydickinson.org/givenow, or texting COOLEY to 41411.

“Your gifts help protect those heroes on the frontline of this pandemic, right here in our community,” Chief Development Officer Diane Dukette said. “Please consider donating today. Cooley Dickinson, your local hospital, is counting on you.”