Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - We hear it all the time, that Buffalo is a 'giving community'. Proof positive was demonstrated Thursday as the WBEN/KISS Cares For Kids RadioThon to benefit Oishei Children's Hospital raised in excess of $213,000 and the tally continues to grow.
The goal for the day-long broadcast on WBEN and KISS 98.5 was $173,000 to enable the hospital to purchase a new high-tech ENT Tower that will improve imaging capabilities for ear, nose and throat conditions.
The #WBENCaresForKids RadioThon continues. Bauerle and Bellavia getting the 411 on the new ENT Tower we hope to raise enough $$ to fund. You have until 6pm to help! Call 716 323 2500 or text WBEN to 51555! pic.twitter.com/p6ncVwww0y
— Tim Wenger (@TimWBEN) May 9, 2019
Hour after hour, the calls to the busy phone bank continued to pour in as hospital staff, patients and their families told their stories of how the hospital changes lives on a daily basis.
Liam is answering phones and taking donations!Call 323-2500 NOW to help kids like him! #WBENCaresForKids pic.twitter.com/OETqgNZuRn
— WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@NewsRadio930) May 9, 2019
As the so-called 'Mayor of Children's Hospital', William, told Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski Thursday morning, "Shazam"! We did it.
Thank you BUFFALO.