Love to the Rescue Radiothon Raises More Than $250,000 for Shriners Hospitals

SPRINGFIELD — Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield, MIX 93-1, and NewsRadio 560 WHYN announced that they raised more than $250,000 at the eighth annual Love to the Rescue Radiothon held on Oct. 17-18. The funds raised are used to further the hospital’s mission of providing medical and therapeutic care to children and adolescents with orthopaedic, rheumatologic, cleft lip and palate, neuromuscular, urology, and chest-wall deformity conditions, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Since the radiothon’s inception, more than $1.3 million has been raised to benefit the hospital’s patients and families.

“The Love to the Rescue Radiothon is our largest annual fundraiser, and we are very grateful to everyone who makes this such a success — our donors, sponsors, and volunteers,” said Karen Motyka, director of Development at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield. “We’re especially thankful for all of our patient families who came out this year and bravely shared their stories of how Shriners Hospital has made an impact on their lives. Their willingness to do so has helped us raise the much-needed funds in order to continue our mission.”