|L-R: Kelly McCready, Erin Stoker, Erica Perry, Chepe, Candy Cintron, Gaby Arévelo, Ricardo Lopez, Miguel Echevarria, Tracy Jones, Mauricio Gomez, Fredy Castillo, DJ EZ, Patricia De Lima, Elsa Sanchez |
and DJ Juan Romero (Photo Courtesy of Entercom)
The amount donated during the 12th annual event brought overall contributions to over $4.6 million since 2008. In addition to funds raised the day of, the station succeeded in registering 692 new “Miracle Workers,” donors who have committed to making monthly contributions to the hospital for the next year.
“We are committed to supporting the health and success of our local community and strive to use our voice as a vehicle for raising awareness for important issues, particularly children’s health,” said Candy Cintron, Program Director, El Zol 107.9. “Our listeners got in the holiday spirit and generously joined us to support Children’s National Hospital. I couldn’t be prouder of our audience, on-air talent, promotions team and all the volunteers who helped bring this to fruition.”
“Children’s National Radiotón” was broadcast live from the El Zol 107.9 studio from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13. Programming featured interviews with patients and their families, along with special guest appearances by NBC Telemundo sportscaster Moises Linares and Univision promotions director and Zona DMV Entertainment host Arely Perez Morales.
Children's National Hospital, part of the Children’s Miracle Network, is the premier provider of pediatric services in the Washington D.C. metro area and its only health system specializing in kids. Last year, the hospital saw more than 237,000 children from the nation’s capital, Maryland and Virginia, as well as from across the country and around the world.
Funds raised via the radiothon support the areas of greatest need at the hospital, including patient care services, equipment and ensuring that every child can receive care regardless of their circumstance. El Zol 107.9’s contributions to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals rank third in the nation among Spanish-language radio stations.