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Hispanic Radiothon Raises More Than $44,000!

Posted On: 10/10/2012

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare serves thousands of Latino children and families every year.  Last weekend brought an exciting opportunity to connect with the Twin Cities Hispanic community through our second annual Hispanic Radiothon, Radio Rey With Love for the Kids.   The event, which broadcast live on Radio Rey 630 AM, raised a record-setting $44,758 for Gillette through call-in pledges, walk-up donations and support from sponsors Land O’Lakes and Deli Express.

In a major highlight of the weekend, Gillette patient families — many whose stories were featured in pre-recorded interviews throughout Radiothon — visited the Radiothon’s on-site locations (in St. Paul on Saturday and Minneapolis on Sunday) to contribute change collected from family and friends.

Thank you to Radio Rey, Land O’Lakes, Deli Express, and the local Hispanic community for helping to make our Radiothon a success!