Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon raises $125,000 in pledges and donations

Sara Carr, 2013 Children’s Hospital Miracle Child; Dr. Eric Gratias, oncology specialist at Children’s Hospital; Ashley Zani, child life specialist at Children’s Hospital; and Yogi Anderson, director of Erlanger Foundations stand in front of the stage where James Howard and Kim Carson host the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon.

Sara Carr, 2013 Children’s Hospital Miracle Child; Dr. Eric Gratias, oncology specialist at Children’s Hospital; Ashley Zani, child life specialist at Children’s Hospital; and Yogi Anderson, director of Erlanger Foundations stand in front of the stage where James Howard and Kim Carson host the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon.

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Thanks to the generous support from the community and listeners of Sunny 92.3, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Foundation raised $125,000 in pledges and donations during the 6th Annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon on December 10-15. 

Sunny 92.3 with James Howard and Kim Carson aired live during the week from the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders and Hamilton Place Mall.  Listeners heard from patients, family members, along with physicians, nurses, and staff members, about the wonderful things the center does in treating young patients with cancer and blood disorders. 

“We are grateful our patients and families had an opportunity to share their priceless stories and are extremely fortunate to have such incredibly generous support from Sunny 92.3, James, Kim and Danny,” said Dr. Eric Gratias, oncology specialist at Children’s Hospital. 

“We not only have to thank the team at Sunny 92.3 for hosting the event, but also their outstanding listeners and other donors who contributed to such a special cause and place right here in Chattanooga,” added Yogi Anderson, Director of Erlanger Foundations. 

The donations raised during the Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon will provide much needed equipment, programs, care and research at the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders for children battling cancer from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.

Donations to the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital are still being accepted by going to www.erlangerfoundations.org or calling 423-778-6600.  For more information on the center, visit www.erlanger.org/cancerhitshome.  

Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders

The oncology program at Children’s Hospital, the only facility in the region specifically trained to provide cancer care to children and young adults, is part of a national network of children’s hospitals called Children’s Oncology Group.  This group meets regularly to share information on childhood cancer and standardize protocols.

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