Radio Stations Raise Over $60,000 to Fight Childhood Cancer
KSAL Staff - Fri 07:57 PM 03/01/2013
A combined effort by two Salina Media Group radio stations brings in over $60,000 to help in the fight against childhood cancer.
Salina Media Group Radio Station Y 93.7, along with the help of sister station Sunny 102.5 from Manhattan, concluded a two-day radiothon Friday evening, raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
After all was said and done, a record $60,130.69 was collected. It is the most money the stations have ever collected, and the first time they have topped the $60,000 mark. Last year the effort brought in $55,367.44.
As part of the effort, children from fifteen area schools have been participating in the "Million Penny Challenge", competing to see who can collect the most pennies per pupil.
The top school was Bennington, where the students collected over 130,000 pennies. Bennington was followed very closely by Tescott and Lincoln.
As a reward, the students at Bennington will get to enjoy an all-school pizza party courtesy of Papa John's Pizza. During the party, the school will receive a traveling trophy to display for the next year.
All of the money raised will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by Parents magazine and the No. 1 children's cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.
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