Bob's Buddies Radiothon rocks for kids, tops $214,000
|Brain tumor survivor Meghan Bunn speaks on air during the Bob’s Buddies Radiothon.
The sixth annual Bob’s Buddies Radiothon, benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, raised more than $214,777 on Nov. 27.
Nearly half a million people tuned into radio station G105 in Raleigh, N.C., the day before Thanksgiving to listen to Bob and the Showgram host the 12-hour event. Donations will fund medical research and family support programs to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
Showgram host Bob Dumas, a brain tumor survivor himself, interviewed several young survivors and their families during the radiothon.
Debbie McLean’s son River is a brain tumor survivor. “You don’t know what you are going to face when you wake up tomorrow. It could be your kid,” she said.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill basketball head coach Roy Williams and Duke University basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski left rivalries on the court to speak on behalf of the 13 children diagnosed with a brain tumor each day in the United States.
”A brain tumor does not know if you’re a fan of a certain team,” Krzyzewski said. “It can hit anybody.”
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About the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a national voluntary health nonprofit based in Asheville, N.C., is the world's largest non-governmental funder of childhood brain tumor research. More than 28,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor, and 13 more cases are identified each day. Our programs include free educational information about brain tumors, Internet conferences, college scholarships and Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events. For more information, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.curethekids.org.