5-year old Kimberly was just an infant when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis – a chronic lung disease that she will battle her entire life. After receiving her diagnosis, the family moved to Seattle briefly before returning to northern Nevada and a climate that seemed to help Kimberly breathe better.
Still, every three months Kimberly gets sick and needs to be hospitalized. Sonia Budhecha, MD, her pulmonologist at Renown Medical Group Pediatrics, treats Kimberly and other kids fighting lung-related illnesses and diseases.
Next week, Alice 96.5 will host the 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon to raise awareness and funds to help keep quality healthcare close to home for kids like Kimberly. Radio personalities Bill Schulz, Connie Wray and RJ Palominos will share powerful, emotional and uplifting stories of our youngest patients and their families. All funds raised locally stay local to help kids in our community.
Last year’s inaugural Radiothon raised more than $40,000. “We’re hoping to build on last year’s success. Hearing moms and dads tell us stories of how their children are battling sickness and disease is a real eye-opener. It’s important for us to be sure children in our community can get the care they need,” Schulz continues.”The awareness and the money we raise during the Radiothon certainly helps.”
Tune in Jan. 23 – 24 and listen to the stories of miracles that happen every day at Renown Children’s Hospital. All seven of the radio stations with Reno Media Group, including Alice 96.5, will broadcast the Radiothon:
- KLCA, Alice 96.5 FM
- KODS, 103.7 The River FM
- KRNO, Sunny 106.9 FM
- KWNZ, Z 93.7 FM
- KZTQ, 97.3 Bob FM
- KBZZ, The Buzz 1270 AM
- KJFK, Progressive Talk 1230 AM
For more information, including how to donate, visit www.alice965.com.