Published on: 05/02/2013
Radio Lollipop, Miami Children's Hospital’s (MCH) in-house radio station, will host a night filled with fun and laughter at its annual ‘A Night at the Improv.’ The comedy show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Miami Improv located at 3390 Mary Street in Coconut Grove.
Local comedians Dean Napolitano, Jon Vargas and Orlando Leyba will donate their time to bring smiles to attendees. This year’s show, hosted by DJ106.5’s DJ Laz and NBC6’s Roxanne Vargas, will benefit the renovation of the 16-year-old radio station which brings joy, laughter, play and entertainment to hospitalized children at Miami Children’s Hospital.
Tickets for the event can be purchased for $30 each and one ticket is good for two admissions. Raffle tickets can also be purchased for the chance to win one of many donated prizes, including a trip for two to Curacao courtesy of Viva Travel, a seven-day Royal Caribbean Cruise, a two-night stay at the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas, brunch for two at the Biltmore Hotel and many more! This year’s raffle tickets are 6 for $20 or 15 for $30.
Radio Lollipop was founded in England and MCH was the first hospital to establish a U.S. program. Radio Lollipop is the only hospital-run radio program in South Florida. 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 activities, win on-air prizes and request songs. Radio Lollipop at MCH broadcasts live from the main playroom studio every Terrific Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday and Thrilling Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
To purchase ‘Night at the Improv’ and raffle tickets please contact Miami Children’s Hospital’s Community and Volunteer Resources Department at 786.624.4431 or visit miamiimprov.com.
ABOUT RADIO LOLLIPOP
Founded in England in 1979, today Radio Lollipop boasts a worldwide audience. This international, non-profit organization’s mission is to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children in the hospital. Radio Lollipop USA, whose headquarters are located at Miami Children’s Hospital, is the first interactive-in-house radio station in the United States. This program is staffed by volunteers and the day-to-day running operation of Radio Lollipop depends completely on charitable donations and on fundraising activities.
ABOUT MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami 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, and 2012 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.