12 Hours of Christmas raises over $28,000
December 15, 2012 - 10:00 am · By
ortpump.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/12HoursofChristmasRadiothon-300×224.jpg” width=”300″ height=”224″ />RICHMOND, VA — Wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses were granted yesterday! Radio stations WHTI- The New Hot 100.9 and WURV- 103.7 The River raised over $28,000 this Wednesday, December 12, during their inaugural “12 Hours of Christmas Radiothon” to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.
Make-A-Wish will use these donations to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes can be anything from a vacation with the family to meeting a celebrity and are important for giving an ill child strength, hope and joy.
Radio personalities from HOT 100.9 and 103.7 The River were on the air broadcasting for 12 hours (plus a bonus thirteenth hour to bring in more donations!), along with local families who had been granted wishes by Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.
“We were very excited about our first ever Make-A-Wish radiothon,” said vice president and general manager Bob Willoughby. “It’s a privilege to help Richmond area children who are dealing with these life-threatening situations. Special thanks to our listeners and sponsors, T.G.I. Friday’s, VA Cars and First Virginia, whose support made this broadcast a reality.”
Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish is dedicated to making every eligible child’s wish come true. In Virginia, there are over 510 children each year who are medically eligible for a wish and Make-A-Wish currently grants 250 each year with the average cost of $8,000.
Cox Media Group-Richmond is one of the largest radio companies serving the Richmond area. Located on Richmond’s Southside, Cox Media Group-Richmond owns and operates country station WKHK-FM (K95), hot adult contemporary station WURV-FM (The New 1037, The River), classic rock station WKLR-FM (Rock 96.5), and Today’s Hottest Hits WHTI-FM (Hot 100.9). They are a part of Cox Media Group, which is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps, as well as Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. For more information about Cox Media Group, please go to coxmediagroup.com.