For Immediate Release:
June 09, 2014
Southcoast Health and Townsquare Media team up to present first-ever Radiothon fundraiser to benefit pediatric care
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast® Health Health and Townsquare Media (Fun 107 and WBSM) are proud to announce that the Townsquare Media and Southcoast Health Radiothon will take place at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford on Friday, June 20, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will help raise funds to support Southcoast Health’s regional pediatric program.
"This is about helping kids. Kids that live right here on the South Coast," said Michael Rock, Brand Manager and Morning Show Host for Fun 107. "We are so lucky to have the pediatric services that Southcoast Health offers - so close to home. We can’t ever take that for granted. We know Fun 107 and WBSM’s listeners will come out strong for our local kids on June 20."
Broadcast live by Fun 107, this first-ever Townsquare Media and Southcoast Health Radiothon will feature compelling stories from Southcoast patients, parents, doctors, nurses and staff, as well as guest commentary from community leaders and business owners. Generous sponsors, physicians and local celebrities will be answering the phones during the Radiothon – many of whom have already pledged their support to this effort.
"Southcoast Health is one of the primary benefactors of our charitable endeavors," said Christian Farland, President of Thompson Farland, Inc. and Farland Corp. "My family – including my four children - uses Southcoast facilities for all of its healthcare needs. I’ve experienced firsthand the many benefits that the organization brings to the community. But I also realize that those services would not be possible without the financial support from community partners. This Radiothon is a great opportunity for local businesses to step up and make a difference where it really matters."
William M. Parent, President and CEO of Blue Hills Bank, added: "Blue Hills Bank is proud to support Southcoast Health and its ongoing initiative of promoting and delivering high quality healthcare to individuals throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. We look forward to building new relationships in the community and supporting valuable institutions like Southcoast Health."
The Radiothon’s goal is to raise funds to support Southcoast’s regional pediatric services. All monies raised stay in the community from which it came, helping to create a long-term healthcare structure that will benefit the children of the region for many years to come.
"We are honored and very excited to join forces with our friends at Townsquare Media to present this new and important event," said Jack Dresser, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Southcoast Health. "For a not-for-profit healthcare system like Southcoast, philanthropic support is absolutely essential in sustaining our mission of promoting optimal health and well being to every member of our community. We thank each and every donor for their support with this Radiothon."
Southcoast, in collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital, provides pediatric care to children and families across the South Coast region. The pediatric program includes the kid-focused emergency room and inpatient hospital care at St. Luke’s, and consultation provided for pediatric patients at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
For more information or to make an online gift to the Townsquare Media and Southcoast Health Radiothon, please visit www.southcoast.org/kids. Donations can also be made by calling 508-973-1111.