FREEHOLD – A radiothon helping seriously ill newborns raised $18,033, with the help of a generous public and sponsors.
The 4th Annual Mistletoe Rock Radiothon powered by Hutchins HVAC was hosted by 107.1 The Boss and Ashley Homestore on December 16 and 17 at the Freehold Raceway Mall.
The money will benefit Michael’s Feat, a nonprofit which provides comfort and support for families caring for seriously ill newborns. They offer families in need direct financial support, overnight bags filled with supplies for hospital stays, furniture and medical equipment, meals, gas cards, and when necessary respite care and bereavement support. The radiothon is in its fourth year and has raised a total of $81,838 for this organization.
The fundraising was bookended by The Boss’s Robby and Rochelle in the Morning, assisted by Ross Brittan on Thursday morning and then Michele Amabile and Van Dusen, the station reported.
As the radiothon took place during the holiday shopping period, many shoppers stopped by the CentraState Live Broadcast Center outside the mall. Listeners also donated to the AJ Perri Phone Bank. The New Jersey Natural Gas Online Donation Center and Auction featured such items as signed artist memorabilia, a custom Stone Pony leather jacket, and a private box to the Monmouth University Hawks.
Monthly reoccurring donors were dubbed “Michael’s Feat Monarchs” and earned a commemorative butterfly t-shirt as a gift, made possible by Puharic & Associates Insurance Agency. All Radiothon donors were eligible to win a “Brilliant Swag Bag” including over $4,500 in prizes, courtesy of Brilliant Environmental Services.
The 4th Annual Mistletoe Rock Radiothon was also made possible by Irwin Lincoln & Irwin Mazda, Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 400, Chocolate Carousel, and Four Boys Ice Cream.
For information about the Mistletoe Rock Radiothon, its partners, or how to still donate, please email info@PressCommRadio.com.