Another Successful KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon

Released: 5/12/2014

The KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon, which aired live on WKSE-FM Radio, KISS 98.5 May 8-9 to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, successfully signed off by raising $152,762.

KISS 98.5 morning show hosts, Janet, Nick and Wease, invited listeners to pledge donations by calling phone lines staffed by volunteers from Tops Markets, Wal-Mart, Northtown Automotive,  First Niagara, New Era, KPMG, Geico and Tony Walker.

"The KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon, and those in our community who support it, have had an immeasurably positive impact on the lives of countless children and their families throughout Western New York," said Allegra Jaros, president, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. "On behalf of these families, I am very thankful to Janet, Nick and Wease along with the entire team at KISS 98.5 and Entercom Radio who worked tirelessly throughout the entire two-day event filled with compelling and often emotional stories of patients with their families, physicians and other caregivers at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo."

Proceeds from the Radiothon will go toward the purchase of a CO2 laser for Neurosurgery.  The pediatric neurosurgery program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo includes the only full time, fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons in this region, Veetai Li, MD, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, and Renée Reynolds, MD Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo.

The KISS Cares for Kids Radiothon is coordinated with the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds for local children’s hospitals across North America. One hundred percent of the proceeds generated during this Radiothon will benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.