K-Bull listeners, Glenn Beck, and community give $667,000 through Radio-a-Thon to support cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)
SALT LAKE CITY – Because of generous donors in the community and beyond, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) K-Bull 93 Radio-a-Thon closed on Saturday with $667,000 on the Valcom Grand Total Board. This year marked the first time the Radio-A-Thon came to patients, who were able to share their stories on-air through remote broadcasts from the Wayne A. Reaud Center for Infusion and Advanced Therapeutics in the Hospital at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
"I hope I never have to tell my kids again that I have cancer," said four-time cancer survivor, Linda Hill, "but if I do, I have faith in cancer research. We have faith in cancer research. And the answer to our hope and prayers is the Huntsman Cancer Institute and their dedication to finding a cure."
K-Bull listeners opened their wallets and donated more than $159,000 in just two days—Friday, February 3 through Saturday, February 4 to bolster gifts made from community partners who graciously donated the remainder of the total through events and initiatives from the past year. SYSCO, Teamsters, Valcom, the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation, the Swing for Life Foundation, and Low Book Sales challenged listeners to match their donations and added an additional $40,000 in gifts. Listeners also provided 125 patients with high-quality earphones to have during chemotherapy courtesy of Skullcandy for a donation of $50 or more to cancer research.
Talk radio's Glenn Beck called into the Radio-A-Thon with HCI's principal benefactor, Jon M. Huntsman and donated $100,000 himself. Local K-Bull on-air personalities Shotgun Jackson, Carly Cash, Matt Ramone, Jesse Jane, and Coyote McCoy hosted the 36-hour event. Thanks to generous listeners, the Radio-A-Thon campaign, now in its tenth year, continues to fund hope through cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
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