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Eighteenth Annual Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon raises more than $1.3 million for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

May 26, 2015

Thanks to the generous support of Milwaukee’s Hometown Rock 96.5 WKLH listeners and donors throughout Southeast Wisconsin, The 18th annual Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital raised more than $1.3 million. WKLH broadcast the 36-hour radiothon live from Children’s Hospital May 21-22. The radiothon is Children’s Hospital’s highest grossing fundraiser and has raised more than $22 million since its inception in 1998.

Funds raised through Miracle Marathon support vital Children’s Hospital resources and services. Throughout the two-day radiothon, WKLH’s Dave Luczak and Carole Caine connected with patient families, hospital physicians, leaders and staff members to bring to light many of Children’s Hospital’s programs and services that impact the health of thousands of children in our community each year.

“I am astounded by the generosity of Dave and Carole’s loyal listeners and our entire community,” said Peggy Troy, chief executive officer, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “Thank you to Dave and Carole and everyone at 96.5 WKLH, our courageous patient families who shared their very personal stories of hope and everyone who volunteered their time and donated money to help ensure that the kids in our community have access to the best care.”

Donations can still be made online at

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. It is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine and ranked in all 10 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals 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 2013, 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 member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at

About 96.5 WKLH
Dave and Carole have hosted mornings on 96.5 WKLH since its inception in 1986.  The Miracle Marathon has raised more than $21 million for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin since 1998. For more information about Milwaukee’s Hometown Rock 96.5 WKLH, visit the website at
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