Rhode Island CU Volunteers Answer Phones for Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon
Volunteers from Pawtucket Credit Union, Pawtucket, RI, People’s Credit Union, Middletown, RI, and Westerly Community Credit Union, Westerly, RI answered hundreds of calls throughout the day at the phone bank during the 10th Annual Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon on April 3. Rhode Island Credit Union, Providence, RI was among the many sponsors who also participated during the event.
More than 30 patients and their families took to the airwaves to share their stories of medical struggles and triumphs in support of the Radiothon. The community came together to donate $444,917 to support pediatric care, family programs, and leading-edge research at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The annual Radiothon broadcast is a partnership of Providence Cumulus radio stations, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Over the course of the 15 hour event, listeners heard inspiring stories of hope and healing from patient families and caregivers alike, about circumstances as varied as neurology, surgery, cancer, and palliative care. Many local sports celebrities visited with the kids, families, and volunteers in the course of the event.
“Hasbro Children’s Hospital has helped raise a generation of healthy kids over the past 20 years, and the ongoing support of our Radiothon donors, volunteers, individuals, families, and businesses has been crucial to keeping us at our best for all the kids and families who need us,” said Timothy Babineau, M.D., president, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
The credit unions in Rhode Island have been supporting Hasbro Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network since 2007 and have donated more than $23,700. Each year credit union volunteers devote time during the Radiothon and help raise funds for such a worthy cause.