106.1 KISS FM (KBKS), Seattle, raised $804,236 in just 13 hours on Thursday, December 17, to bring its 14-year radiothon total to over $14 million dollars. Bender’s One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon brought the stories of child patients, families, staff, and volunteers to KISS listeners across the region (and the U.S. via iHeartRadio), who responded with generous donations.
Michele Smith, Chair, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation Board of Trustees, said, “The impact of Bender’s One Big KISS over the past 14 years has been so significant to Seattle Children’s for so many reasons. Bender and Molly in the Morning and the 106.1 KISS FM listeners have raised awareness of the hospital’s needs, given the patients a voice to share their incredible stories with the community, and is one of Seattle Children’s largest fundraisers. We have been so lucky to have this incredible partnership that has had such an impact on so many lives.”
Online donations will be accepted through Christmas at www.KISSFMSEATTLE.com. Listeners can also text in a $10 donation by texting the word CARE to 50555.