MILWAUKEE (5/22/2012) - WHO: Families who benefit from the care and resources at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will support the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon.
WHAT: The 36-hour radiothon, now in its 15th year, is the largest fundraiser for Children's Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of 96.5 WKLH listeners, the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon has raised more than $15 million for Children's Hospital since 1998. WKLH's morning team of Dave Luczak and Carole Caine broadcast live from Children's Hospital. At the hospital, Luczak and Caine interview patients and families who share their experiences. By 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, Luczak and Caine hope to surpass 2011's donation total of $1.3 million. Listeners can donate by phone by calling (414) 337-WKLH (9554) or online at chw.org/miraclemarathon or wklh.com.
WHEN: 6 a.m. Thursday, May 24, through 5 p.m. Friday, May 25.
Patients and staff participating in the marathon will be available for interviews.
WHERE: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, west tower lobby, Wauwatosa, Wis.
TWENTY-ONE PATIENTS & FAMILIES WILL BE FEATURED INCLUDING: Jacob DeGroot, age 13, from Kaukauna. Jacob was injured snow skiing last winter. After several brain surgeries, he continues to make an amazing recovery.
The Christman family from Wisconsin Dells. Their newborn's diagnosis of congenital heart disease led to the discovery of her father's congenital heart disease. Now the entire family – children and adults – is treated at Children's Hospital.
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States and was named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Children's provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2010, Children's invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.