K-FROG 95.1 FM has once worked a miracle for the kids at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH). The radio station held the 16th annual Stater Bros. Charities K-Froggers for Kids Radiothon on Wednesday, Dec. 7th raising over $340,000 for the hospital.
The event broadcasted live on 95.1 FM (Riv/SB/OC/LA) and 92.9 FM (Temecula Valley) from Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga.
A check for $338,378 was presented to LLUCH at the conclusion of the radiothon, however additional online donations were made in the hours following the live event increasing the amount raised to over $340,000.
Over the past 15 years, K-FROG has raised over $5 million through the radiothon alone.
Listeners could call in or go online to make donations. All proceeds from the radiothon will go to support the pediatric hematology/oncology unit as well as other programs at LLUCH.
One in 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of twenty. It is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States, and the causes of most childhood cancers are unknown.
As part of their ongoing purpose to help improve and transform the communities their markets serve, Stater Bros. Charities was once again the presenting sponsor for the event this year, donating $200,000 to the event. A check was presented to LLUCH during the radiothon.
PHOTO CAPTION: K-Froggers, volunteers and LLUCH representatives gathered around the final tote board at the conclusion of the 16th annual Stater Bros. Charities K-Froggers for Kids Radiothon on Wednesday, Dec 7th at Bass Pro Shops.
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”