Albany, N.Y., June 13, 2006 ¾ The “Weekend of Miracles” to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center raised a record-breaking $2,375,619. The fundraising event combined the efforts of FOX23 television and News Talk Radio 810 WGY.
The 21st annual telethon, presented by FOX23, is part of the International Children’s Miracle Network telethon sponsored by the Osmond Foundation and broadcast annually on the first Sunday in June. The 8th annual 810 WGY radiothon, which aired June 2-4, raised more than $291,000, exceeding last year’s total by nearly $20,000.
“FOX23 and WGY both invested significant time and effort to ensure this successful fundraiser, and we appreciate their hard work,” said David A. Clark, M.D., director of the Children’s Hospital. “We also are grateful for the continued willingness of the people in the region to support the Children’s Hospital, and help us care for the thousands of children we treat here each year.”
The Children’s Hospital is a 125-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England. It is staffed by 90 physicians in 34 subspecialties and more than 300 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers and child-life specialists. The Children’s Hospital serves more than 60,000 children each year.