Published on: 03/03/2015
Ethan Abramowitz is one of many MCH patients that benefit from Radio Lollipop programs.
Radio Lollipop, Miami Children's Hospital’s (MCH) in-house radio station, will host a night of fun and laughter at its annual ‘IMPROV Comedy Night’ fundraiser. The comedy show will take place at 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 13 at Stage 305 located at the Magic City Casino which is located at 450 NW 37 Ave., Miami, FL 33125.
Eric Da Silva, Nery Saenz, Alex Morizio and Dominic Perenzin are among the local comedians that will donate their time to bring smiles to Radio Lollipop supporters. This year’s comedy night will be hosted by internationally-known DJ Laz from HITS 97.3 FM.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event benefit Radio Lollipop, which is committed to bringing joy, laughter, play and entertainment to hospitalized children at MCH. Radio Lollipop is celebrating 19 years of bringing therapeutic play to patients at Miami Children’s.
A ticket for two admissions can be purchased for $30 by visiting www.mchf.org/improv. Raffle tickets are also available for purchase for a chance to win one of many donated prizes, including an all-inclusive four-day stay in Riviera Maya, Mexico, courtesy of Viva Travel, a trip for two on American Airlines courtesy of Gray’s travel, a trip for two to NY on Delta Airlines, courtesy of Express Travel, Walt Disney World park hopper passes, VIP tickets to the Miami Beach Fillmore Theatre, a weekend stay for two at the Clevelander Hotel on Miami Beach and much more!
Radio Lollipop broadcasts live from the hospital’s playroom studio every Terrific Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday and Thrilling Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A group of talented and passionate volunteers provide entertainment, music, crafts and activities to hospitalized children on a weekly basis. During program hours, patients can visit the studio, help Radio Lollipop presenters DJ the show, work on creative art activities, request their favorite songs and even win some prizes. MCH was the first hospital to establish a Radio Lollipop program in the U.S. In its 19 years it has served more than half a million patients, siblings and families combined. To learn more about Radio Lollipop at Miami Children's Hospital, visit http://www.mch.com/radiolollipop.
To purchase ‘IMPROV Comedy Night’ and raffle tickets please visit www.mchf.org/improv or call 786-624-4431.
About Radio Lollipop
Radio Lollipop is a 501(c) (3) that began in 1978 in Queens Mary, England, and believes in the healing power of play. Radio Lollipop sites, each with an in-house, fully-equipped radio station, is led by a vivacious team of volunteers that involve the patients and their families in recreational activities linked to radio programs that are child-focused, and filled with mentally stimulating fun and games. Many of the music programs are often presented by the patients themselves and volunteers also work with the children at the bedside playing games, reading books and otherwise encouraging them to participate in the radio broadcasts and win prizes. Miami Children's Hospital was the first hospital in the U.S. to house the program and still is only one of two hospitals in the U.S. who have it. In addition to the radio show, volunteers visit seven hospital units each night handing out that day's activity. Five winners are selected for each unit accounting for the 120 prizes given out every week.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® – soon to be renamed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, visit www.mch.com