The B Team finishing the 3rd annual Children's National Care-athon.

B101.5 Care-athon Raises $118K for Children’s National

by | Nov 9, 2016 | Business

By Susan Larson.

During their third annual Care-athon, Fredericksburg’s B101.5 raised $118,386.50 for Children’s National Health System, the leading kids’ health system in the Washington, D.C. area, and the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia and Atlanta.

“During the two day, 28-hour event, B101.5 listeners and sponsors contributed an amazing 31 percent increase over last year’s $90,301.90 total,” said said Mark Bass, Fredericksburg Market Manager for Centennial Broadcasting. “The money goes directly to Children’s National to support ongoing medical research, and to assure no child will ever be turned away for care regardless of ability to pay.”

. @DeeontheB w/ some of the children at @childrenshealth …become a Miracle Maker now! 1-800-685-1015…it’s just $20 per month! #fxbg pic.twitter.com/AbNATNmdrg— B101.5 (@b1015fm) November 4, 2016

Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Hot AC WBQB (B101.5) broadcast Care-athon live at Children’s National Hospital on November 3 and 4, 2016.

“It’s no small feat to suspend regular programming, and send our key air personalities and engineering staff to Children’s National for two full days,” Bass said. “But we believe it’s critical Children’s continues their commitment to quality care, research, and support to families, many from our listening area.”

Suzanne became a miracle maker & challenges all school bus drivers to match!! Bus Driver Challenge issued! #fxbg @childrenshealth pic.twitter.com/xEdyRLOcsD— B101.5 (@b1015fm) November 4, 2016

“On behalf of Children’s National Health System, we are grateful to B101.5 for leading the Care-athon and inspiring their listeners and local community to generously support children and families in Fredericksburg and across the Washington, DC, region,” said Erin Stoker, associate director of Corporate Sponsorships for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Because of these critical donations, we are able to develop therapies, improve treatments, find cures, and care for every child in need, regardless of their ability to pay.”

B101.5 dedicated more than 28 hours of airtime to the Care-athon, supported by local businesses, many providing matching donations and other valuable resources during the event, Bass said. Those businesses included Total Comfort Heating and Air, America’s Home Place, McLane Mid-Atlantic, Sonic Drive-In of Fredericksburg, Amy’s Café, Pohanka Hyundai, MVP Awards, and Liberty Center.

Thanks Dale from @sonicdrivein of#fxbg for your $2,100 donation to @childrenshealth pic.twitter.com/xouqMCdowg— Dee in the Morning! (@DeeontheB) November 3, 2016

Children’s National provides nationally ranked pediatric medicine at more than 50 locations in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Locally, Children’s National doctors staff the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Level II Nursery at Stafford Hospital in Stafford, Virginia.

Centennial Broadcasting, II, LLC, headquartered in Clemmons, North Carolina, owns and operates five radio stations throughout Virginia, including B101.5 and NewsTalk 1230 WFVA, in Fredericksburg. The B101.5 signal reaches listeners north-south from DC to Richmond, and east-west from Culpeper to Southern Maryland.

Care-athon Day 1 recap, Day 2 kicks off in a few minutes. #fxbg @DeeontheB @childrenshealth https://t.co/SNk8qROoa4— B101.5 (@b1015fm) November 4, 2016

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