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Springfield Shriners Hospital Love to the Rescue Radiothon raises more than $250,000

Springfield Shriners Hospital Love to the Rescue Radiothon raises more than $250,000

Shriners Hospitals for Children, MIX 93-1 and NewsRadio 560 WHYN announced that they raised over $250,000 during their 8th Annual Love to the Rescue Radiothon, held on October 17-18. The funds raised will be 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, urologic 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 Springfield Shriners Hospital 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 the Springfield Shriners Hospital. “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.”

Shriners, volunteers and staff holding giant checkVolunteers and patients