(2/03/11) - Eagle 92.9 and 103X will broadcast live from the McLeod Children's Hospital Child Life Activity Center for the 9th Annual McLeod Children's Hospital Radiothon on Thursday, February 10, and Friday February 11, from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. The live Radiothon will air on Qantum Communications stations WEGX Eagle 92.9 and WJMX 103.3.
All money raised during the McLeod Children's Hospital Radiothon will help support specialized care, medical equipment, and programs needed in the treatment of critically ill and injured children at McLeod Children's Hospital.
During these broadcasts, listeners will hear stories of local families whose children have benefited from the care at McLeod Children's Hospital. Listeners are invited to make a pledge, call in, or visit the hospital to share their stories.
To kick off the Radiothon, Eagle 92.9 and 103X will broadcast the Jail-A-Thon live from the McDonald's on Irby Street in Florence on Wednesday, February 9, from 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone will be "locked up" in a jail cell at McDonald's until $5,000 is raised.
That same night, the McLeod Children's Hospital and Qantum Communications will host a Radiothon Kick-Off and Change Cupids Wrap-Up celebration from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Prime Time Sports Café, 3410 W. Radio Drive, Florence, next to the Swamp Fox Theater. During this time, radio DJ's from Qantum Communications stations Eagle 92.9 and 103X, along with Sheriff Kenney Boone, will wait tables at the Taking Tips for Kids fundraiser. Radiothon Change Cupids may bring their collected change to the celebration.
These celebrations will launch the 2011 McLeod Children's Hospital Radiothon that will begin the next day.
Tune in to the miracles on February 10 and 11 and be a champion for children by listening to Eagle 92.9 and 103X and calling in your pledge to support the care of infants and children in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand regions of North and South Carolina at McLeod Children's Hospital.
Donations to the McLeod Children's Hospital can be made during the live Radiothon broadcast by calling (843) 665-4100 or toll free 1-866-668-4862, or by visiting the McLeod Health Foundation website at www.McLeodFoundation.org and clicking on the Radiothon link.
One of the largest fundraisers, the Radiothon helps ensure the McLeod Children's Hospital can provide the very best care for children and families across our region.
For additional information, please call the McLeod Health Foundation at (843) 777-2694.