Thanks to generous donations from listeners and others, raised $1,432,212.34 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The final total from the event was announced on the radio on Monday, Feb. 27. During the event, DJs from the station broadcast live from the Children’s Center for a total of 26 hours during two days last week, returning in person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Radiothon is the largest fundraising event of the year, and it is such a huge part of who we are and what we do at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center,” says Margaret Moon, M.D., M.P.H., co-director and pediatrician-in-chief at the Children’s Center. “We are so grateful for each and every donor, as well as Mix 106.5, our staff and the volunteers who make this special two-day event possible every year.”
In previous years, funds raised during Radiothon have helped the hospital purchase lifesaving tools and technology, fund important research and develop innovative equipment and programs, as well as provide patients with books, toys, games, art supplies and more.
“Thousands of pediatric patients visit the Children’s Center each year, and Radiothon highlights many of these powerful stories,” says David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., co-director and surgeon-in-chief at the Children’s Center. “Every donation helps enable our providers and staff to deliver the world-class care for which we are known, and make each patient and their family’s experience at the Children’s Center more special.”
Since the first Radiothon in 1990, nearly $28 million has been raised for the Children’s Center and pediatric patients. While this year’s Radiothon has ended, donations can still be made at hopkinskids.org.