Radiothon Raises $82,000 for UVA Health Children’s

June 6, 2024
UVA Health Children's at night

Area radio stations supported the UVA Health Children’s fundraiser, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic to have volunteers staffing phone banks. (Photo by University Communications)

As part of the 2024 UVA Health Children’s “Week of Giving,” the Cares for Kids Radiothon raised $82,091 through five local radio stations broadcasting inspiring stories from families of UVA patients, child life specialists and hospital leaders.

The radiothon was the first since the COVID-19 pandemic to feature a live phone bank staffed by local volunteers. It aired for two days last month on the area’s five Charlottesville Radio Group-owned stations.

Money raised by the radiothon is supporting several initiatives, including:

  • expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit
  • UVA’s family-centered care program, which helps families with unexpected expenses during their child’s hospital stay
  • the launch later this year of the UVA Health Children's Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Care clinic in Albemarle County, in partnership with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • UVA Health Children’s pediatric cardiology program and pediatric cancer program

“Week of Giving, featuring the Cares for Kids Radiothon, is a unique time for families, friends and our surrounding communities to come together to make a collective impact for the smallest patients at UVA Health,” said Erin Chandler, UVA Health’s associate director of development for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and corporate philanthropy.

This year’s overall UVA Health Children’s Week of Giving fundraising total was $110,734.

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Eric Swensen

UVA Health System