Miami — Power 96 and morning talk show host DJ Laz raised over $160,000 this year during their 36-hour Radiothon benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital’s Radio Lollipop program. The innovative, in-house radio station was designed to stimulate the minds and raise the spirits of young patients in the hospital. Power 96 accepted donations from the community at several Walmart locations in Miami-Date and Broward Counties on August 11 and 12. One hundred percent of proceeds benefited Miami Children’s Hospital.
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, housed 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 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Where Children Matter Most (2023)
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 850 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.