Celebrities, Patients and Volunteers Celebrate Radio Lollipop's 13th Birthday

Published on: 08/13/2009

Miami — Radio Lollipop, Miami Children's Hospital’s in-house radio station, became a teenager on August 13! The hospital threw a big bash to celebrate the program’s birthday with special guests, including Los Primeros, Alejandra Alberti, Elmo and Sebastian (UM’s mascot). Patients participated in a Guitar Hero contest, karaoke, a cooking demonstration and more! Belly dancers and musicians also provided entertainment to ease the minds of patients and their families in the hospital.

Treats were provided by: Yummy in my Tummy, Divine Delicacies Custom Cakes, Publix Super Markets, Party City, BJ's, Party Max, Costco, Fairytale Cupcakes, University of Miami and Be Organic.

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 ™ (2024)

Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 850 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 307-bed hospital 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.

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