SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The 17th annual 94.7 WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon ended at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It raised more than $245,000 over the last two days.
The money raised will be used to support sick children in western Massachusetts.
“Health care is very expensive,” said Baystate Health Foundation Director Kathy Tobin. “Especially in pediatrics there are a lot of things that aren’t covered by health care…traditional health care costs. So we want to give these children and their families the best experience possible.”
A hundred percent of the money raised goes to Baystate Children’s Hospital. It helps pay for everything from toys to medical equipment.
“We actually had a woman join us who is now a nurse on our staff,” Tobin told 22News. “And she was inspired to go into her career as a nurse because of the treatment here as a child.”
The Radiothon has raised more than $4.5 million since it began in 2002.