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WMAS Radiothon Raises $245,367 to Benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital

SPRINGFIELD — Generous donors pledging their support of Baystate Children’s Hospital resulted in a grand total of $245,367 raised during this year’s 17th annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon, which ran March 6-7.

“The tremendous response from listeners to the 94.7 WMAS Radiothon is a testimonial to our talented staff of caregivers who are dedicated to improving the lives of children throughout the region,” said Dr. Charlotte Boney, chair, Pediatrics, Baystate Children’s Hospital. “It takes a team effort to hold a successful Radiothon even before the first telephone rings. We couldn’t do it without the many listeners who called in to pledge their support to our Children’s Hospital, or without the assistance of the volunteers, corporate sponsors, Baystate staff, and the Kellog Krew at 94.7 WMAS who all gave so generously of their time.”

94.7 FM WMAS on-air personalities, led by the Kellogg Krew featuring Chris Kellogg, Dina McMahon, and Lopez, continued with their regular radio formats throughout the Radiothon interspersed with live and taped interviews featuring young patients and their families, as well as staff, from Baystate Children’s Hospital.

“For more than a decade, the Kellogg Krew has brought their enthusiasm and talent to making the 94.7 WMAS Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital such a success. Thank you to everyone who pledged their support to the doctors, nurses, and other caregiving staff who help make miracles happen every day at Baystate Children’s Hospital,” said Scott Berg, vice president, Philanthropy at Baystate Health and executive director of the Baystate Health Foundation.

Baystate Children’s Hospital is one of 170 fund-raising Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are unique in that all money raised locally goes directly to Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield in support of children’s health programs and services.

There is still time to make a donation to Baystate Children’s Hospital by visiting the Radiothon webpage at www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/wmas or texting WMASkids to 51555.

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