The Cork’s 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon 2013 has raised an astonishing
€465,902 for cancer services in Cork.
All daytime 96FM programmes came live last Thursday, Friday and Saturday from a
temporary studio at the Mercy Hospital, there with also link-ups also
from Marymount and CUH.
Each Hospital will benefit from the money raised.
This was the 96FM’s sixth annual event, and this years result brings
the total raised
by all six Radiothons to just under €2.5 million.
Chief Executive of Cork’s 96FM & C103, Kieran McGeary said “I am very
proud of the team at Cork’s 96FM
who worked tirelessly and selflessly over the last three days and in
the months preceding Radiothon. But yet
again, the stars of Radiothon are the people of Cork, those who shared
their cancer journeys and those who have donated so generously.”
Micheál Sheridan who is CEO of the Mercy Hospital Foundation added “We really
want to thank everyone for giving. The money is going towards things
like the new
CT centre in the Mercy to investing in comfortable seats for patients.”
The first Cork’s 96FM Radiothon was held in 2008. All monies raised
are divided equally between the benefiting charities.
Cork’s 96FM donates its services free of charge.