The 2013 Cares for Kids Radiothon, which benefits the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, set a new record for donations.
The two-day event raised $626,172, an increase of more than 10 percent over last year.
The Radiothon aired May 2 and 3 on News Talk 810, 103.1 WGY and 99.5 The River.
Dr. David Clark, director of the Children’s Hospital, thanked the public for its donations.
“Their combined efforts will help the Children’s Hospital continue to offer vital services that, in many cases, are unique to our region,” he said in a news release.
Kristen Delaney, regional market manager for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Albany, added that the radio stations enjoyed broadcasting “stories of triumph” detailing how children defeated medical challenges at the hospital.
The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is a 125-bed facility for children and adolescents. Seriously ill and injured children are referred there from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England.
It is staffed by 110 physicians trained in 34 subspecialties and more than 300 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers and child-life specialists.