99.5 WMAG Radiothon to Benefit Brenner Children's Hospital

November 18, 2013

Ninth Fundraising Event Scheduled for Dec. 5-6

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 18, 2013 – 99.5 WMAG-FM will broadcast a two-day radiothon to benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6.

On-air personalities Lora Songster and Chris Fox will lead the event, which will be broadcast from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The funds raised will be used to advance patient care at Brenner.

This will be WMAG’s ninth radiothon on behalf of Brenner, with the previous eight having raised a total of $827,365. Last year’s event was the best ever, with more than $150,000 raised.

This year’s radiothon also will receive support from the following:

? Triad-area Burger King locations, which will provide coupon books at its restaurants in exchange for a $1 donation.

? Triad-area Great Clips locations, which will donate a percentage of haircut sales from the month of November and sell pin-up signs in its salons the last two weeks of November and throughout December.

? The Moscow Ballet, which will donate a portion of ticket sales from its performance of “The Great Russian Nutcracker” scheduled for 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

? The musical group Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which will donate a portion of ticket sales from its shows scheduled for 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

? PF Plumbing Contractors Inc. of Winston-Salem, which will challenge its clients and competitors to match or exceed a donation amount to be announced by the company.

Volunteers from Bayada Nurses, Great Clips, Kohl’s, US Airways and Friends of Brenner Children’s Hospital are among those who will answer phones during the radiothon broadcast.

Media Relations

Eric Whittington: ewhittin@wakehealth.edu, 336-716-5318