Radio Lollipop Hosts 10th Annual 'Improv Comedy Night'

Published on: 09/22/2016

Radio Lollipop, Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s 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, September 30 at Stage 305 located at the Magic City Casino 450 NW 37 Ave., Miami, FL 33125. Doors open at 8:15 p.m.


The Have-Nots, Ramon Garcia, Clyde Gordon, Jamal Hattar, Jay Alvarez and Freddy Stebbins, Miami New Times’ 2016 Comedian of the Year, are among the comedians that will donate their time to bring smiles to Radio Lollipop supporters. Internationally-known DJ Laz from Hits 97.3 FM will serve as event host.


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 Nicklaus Children’s.


A ticket for one admission can be purchased for $20 by visiting www.mchf.org/improv. New this year is also the option to reserve a table for four guests for $125. Raffle tickets are also available for purchase for a chance to win one of many donated prizes, including a seven-day cruise for two courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line, a seven-day all inclusive stay for a family of four at Club Med, a two-night stay at The Clevelander South Beach, Miami HEAT Tickets sponsored by BMI 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 and in its 20 years, Radio Lollipop has served more than half a million patients, siblings and families combined.


To learn more about Radio Lollipop at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, visit http://www.nicklauschildrens.org/radiolollipop.

To purchase ‘Improv Comedy Night’ tickets 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. Nicklaus 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 six 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 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 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 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.

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