10th Annual Radiothon
The 10th Annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon for Baystate Children’s Hospital raised at least $201,000, surpassing last year’s total of $189,000. Among the many emotional highlights of the three-day event was visit from Brenna Bean, 18, of Whately, who was partially paralyzed in a car accident last August. At bottom left, Bean speaks with WMAS on-air personality Rob Anthony about her lifesaving care as a trauma patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Children’s Hospital. At bottom right, Bean and her mother, Marie Bean, tell their story together. At top, Anthony speaks with Mimi Lapierre, who is being treated for leukemia at Baystate Children’s Hospital, along with her mother, Kat Lapierre, and her sister, Magdalena Lapierre, all of Chicopee. “To plan, organize, and staff a three-day broadcast takes an entire team of people, and we have the best team in the business,” Anthony said. “This year’s 10th anniversary was special to us because we have been able to watch many of the kids we interviewed on our first Radiothon grow and prosper over the years. And it means the world to us to see them and to keep coming back and see the difference we have helped to make in the lives of the children and families served by Baystate Children’s Hospital.” All money raised goes directly to Baystate Children’s Hospital and to support health programs and services at several Baystate Health locations offering pediatric services.