Starting next week Lewis University Broadcast students like myself will be on WLRA 88.1FM raising money for Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital with the fundraiser called “To Kill a DJ”.
In 1999, Lewis University’s WLRA and Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois partnered together in order to raise money for the hospital’s Family Assistance Fund. The Fund provides practical assistance to patient families who, through no fault of their own, are suffering severe hardship due to an unexpected illness and either social or economic deprivation. More specifically, the funds go towards paying for such things as critical prescriptions for children, overnight lodging, clothing, and groceries when these items are sorely needed. To raise money, WLRA created the bi-annual event, “To Kill a DJ,” which sees DJs in the program manning a 6 hour non-stop broadcast, with some students going even longer. As of right now, I know that Jodi Steinberg, a Broadcasting studen,t will be going on the air for 80 hours straight, which is an amazing accomplishment! During these hours on the radio us students have raised money for the children’s hospital. I will be on the air at WLRA 88.1FM for “To Kill a DJ” next week on Thursday, March 17 from 6:00pm to 12:00am if anyone is interested in listening.
Lewis University has done a great job working with the children’s hospital over the past years and on January 20, 2010, Lewis University was honored by Hope Children’s Hospital with a plaque on the donor wall for raising over $34,000.
If you would like to donate to the fund, you can do so by writing a comment on my blog or emailing me at email@example.com. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated by myself, Lewis University and Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital.