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Sunday, September 14, 2014

WOGL Radiothon Raises Nearly $700K


The WOGL-FM Loves Our Kids Radiothon raised $681,575 in two days for the Children?s Miracle Network at the Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia. In the past 13 years, WOGL has raised $6,928,760.33 for the Hospital. The radiothon, held last Thursday and Friday, was broadcast live from the Ryan Seacrest Foundation?s Seacrest Studios, located in the Colket Atrium at the Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia. WOGL hosts Ross Brittain and Valerie Knight of the Breakfast Club presented the check for $681,575 from 98.1 WOGL to the Children?s Hospital.

WOGL-FM Vice President and General Manager Jim Loftus said, ?I?m so proud to report that this was the best year yet for the 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon. The $681,575 donated was an unprecedented amount.  Thanks to all who have helped make our world a better place through the commitment to the Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia. For the 13th year, we?re overwhelmed and humbled by the generosity of our 98.1 WOGL listeners and clients.?
?We are truly grateful to WOGL and the many volunteers, staff, and sponsors who have worked so hard to make this year?s event so successful,? said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of the Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia. "It is because of their dedication, drive, and tireless efforts that the radiothon has continued to grow. It is incredible to see such strong community support for vital programs like Social Work and Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy, that are instrumental in helping children and their families during a hospital stay."

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