I came to GHS this summer as an intern for the Office of Philanthropy and Partnership. Although I was hoping I would get to take part in the “fun stuff,” I was fully expecting my responsibilities to be grunt work at the beginning. I was pleasantly surprised and excited to learn that in my first [...]
Whew! Is it just me or has this been an action-packed, fabulously busy spring? Because so many wonderful things have been going on here in the Office of Philanthropy & Partnership, I thought I’d share quick glimpses of all of them with you: Rescued by Love What a bittersweet way to kick off the spring [...]
You know what? Picking just one story to share from the 2012 Children’s Hospital Radiothon – which raised over $317,000 this year, our biggest year ever – is a tough job.
It’s just too hard – which is why I’m sharing a few of the many, many brights spots from the Radiothon, held Sept. 13-14 at Greenville Memorial Hospital and Mac’s Speed Shop.
Here are some of my favorite stories:
Kids Helping Kids
Yup, I mentioned this last year, but it absolutely is worth repeating: The amount of sweet kids who trekked out to Greenville Memorial Hospital with their parents, just to give their piggy bank money to Children’s Hospital Radiothon, was simply amazing. All of them had listened to patient stories and live family interviews on one of the five Entercom Upstate radio stations (B93.7, Magic 98.9, New Rock 93.3, WROQ 101.1 and WORD 106.3). When those kids heard that kids their own age needed help, they made an immediate decision: “I want to give!”
Kids even got creative: 10-year-old Maddy asked for her friends to buy toys for Children’s Hospital patients instead of gifts for her at her last birthday party, and she and her grandma dropped off those gift bags – full of stuffed animals, books and games – during Radiothon.
And this may be my favorite kids-giving-back story:
Ever think about radio? What about radio and fundraising? Who would have ever guessed that fundraising on the radio could be so much fun? It’s that time of year when Children’s Hospital of Greenville Hospital System partners with Entercom Upstate Radio for the annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon! We’re working to put together stories of some [...]
If you keep up with our blog, then you know I’ve been on a couple of road trips this summer for work (if you’re new to our blog, welcome!). Last week, I shared some stories from my trip to Atlanta for the national Dance Marathon Leadership Conference. This week, I’ve got some mountain tales for [...]